San Francisco Sketches

Many of these were drawn from cell-phone images taken while out on a city walk.  This first one looking north up Mission Street…20190401aThis one’s more zoomed in…

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Always something interesting to see…

20190414aEspecially the stark shadows…

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The light in San Francisco is San Frantabulous…

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Amazing colors, too…

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Lotsa sidewalk gardens…

20190424aBorder security, too…

20190422aSometimes, things seem a bit crazy…

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Mostly, things go pretty smooth…

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Lotsa Portrait Practice

Despite a computer meltdown in April that wasn’t fixed until mid-May, I kept myself busy drawing quick small portraits in my lined pocket Moleskine…

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Successfully sketched 100 people in one week for the worldwide OneWeek100People challenge…

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And some more careful studies of individual people…

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Did a fun sepia study of Uruguayan painter Juan Manuel Blanes…

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Painted this image from a photo of my parents in the mid-20th century…

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And this one from a photo, too…

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I always love painting images of my son…

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Plus other local San Fran Folks…

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Better to focus on other people than out-of-control technological snafus.

Treescape

For years, I’ve been in love with this lovely shade tree on the campus where I teach…

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Did several studies in colored pencil before attempting a painting…

Practice may not make things perfect, but it’s sure fun trying…