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exploration in gray

This little drawing was done one day in drawing class when I just needed a little diversionary break. I grabbed a scrap of bristol paper (7×11) and an assortment of warm grays (Prismacolor) and just started doing some cross-hatching, with … Continue reading

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landscape with rocks

The other day in drawing class I just started playing around with my colored pencils. No plan in mind, just started cross-hatching on the page. Of course, usually when I have no plan in mind, I end up with a … Continue reading

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landscaping

One Sunday morning in December, while listening to a math educator’s closing speech at a math conference at Asilomar, I was observing patterns in the building’s architecture while drawing in my sketchbook. (I had recently discovered that I hear better … Continue reading

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shadows

This colored pencil drawing evolved from a trip to Mt. Shasta to visit friends, from the carrying of and snapping of cameras out onto the snow, and my comment about the beauty of the trees’ shadows. My friend Doug later … Continue reading

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a couple of blooms

This daffodil and pansy are on the second page of my watercolor sketchbook. I drew them one spring day sitting on the deck in my back yard, under the tall pines and looking out over the yard. I was playing … Continue reading

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a row of pine trees

After some initial exploration with watercolor pencils, I began to play around a little, loosen up, think about the landscapes I used to paint in my watercolor class in college — a whole different lifetime ago — before I immersed … Continue reading

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branching out

One day, on a whim, I bought some watercolor pencils and a pad of watercolor paper. I had been teaching elementary school for twenty years and during that time had not paid much attention to making art on any kind … Continue reading

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