Monday, December 14, 2015

SoCal Winter Sunset

Sometimes during the golden hour while I'm walking my dog, a wall of color appears, this is my impression of that visual feast.  

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Morning Light Balboa Park

I did this one very quickly to capture the morning light at Balboa Park, San Diego. I was attracted to the cast shadow on the Old Globe Theatre. 

And below is a little sketch of a Pomegranite.  Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Indian Summerball

We've had an erratic fall with cool days followed by hot days, and some welcome rainfall. At times the only place to get relief was by the water.  

Here's a small sketch I did of Volleyball players at Moonlight Beach, Encinitas.  

And below is seasons greetings from Buddy! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Last weekend I had a chance to get out early in the morning for coffee and some sketching.  I went to a favorite coffee house (Birdrock Coffee Roasters) where I  grabbed some coffee, a little knosh and a nice little corner table with a view to the action.  And I started to sketch and then realized I wanted to add a little color so I broke out the watercolors.  I did 2  sketches on one paper, a line down the middle to separate them.  When doing a sketch, one tries to find a subject that isn't going to leave or disappear- a subject that is present long enough for a sketch.  In that vain I did a quick painting of the 'Barista' making the custom orders.  So when I was done I game him said sketch as I was leaving.   Simply because I knew it would mean more to him than me. I had practiced my craft and I was done, and I thought he might appreciate it. And he did, he was so grateful, thought it was 'so cool', 'really so cool', he was as cute as a 25 year old would be.  But it was just a sketch. Anyway- as I was crossing the street to get into my car I hear a loud voice shouting out 'MRS. ROBINSON!!!!'
-That's a first.