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Weekend in Palm Springs – sketch journal, Part 2

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Weekend in Palm Springs – sketch journal, Part 1

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Palm Springs shadows

Sketched after a visit to Palm Springs. What attracted me to this scene was a soft shadow cast by the canopy draped across that little nook (in center of building). This would be a good scene to paint in color. … Continue reading

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Adobe walls, native voices

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Appreciation for the journey

Visiting Gallery Concord last week with my friend Bonnie, we ran into Myrna Wacknov, who was gallery-sitting. Enthusiastically working on a new piece incorporating 3 figures, she flung her large sketches around on the floor trying various compositions and asking … Continue reading

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Palm Springs view

“La Plaza” presents the traditional view of downtown Palm Springs — rustic shutters, ceramic roof tiles, white stucco walls and cascades of bright bougainvillea spilling over balconies. This was painted plein air, from a shady spot where I could set … Continue reading

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Road trip

Sketched during lunch at Robin’s, a pleasant cafe/restaurant in Cambria. The only way to gain more confidence with my figures is to keep practicing! It was my first visit to Cambria, a small town on the Central Coast. Nearby are … Continue reading

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Impression of Catalina

Amid the rain here, I’m recalling a trip to Catalina island. In its hilly neighborhoods, neighbors chat, palm fronds and blooming plants wave in the breeze, shadow and sun alternate on walls, peaceful streets descend to the sea. No cars … Continue reading

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