Category Archives: architecture

VSW: San Francisco, 5

Debi Taylor organized our virtual walk, and this is her standing with a statue of John McLaren, the father of Golden Gate Park. He was the supervisor for 53 years. Contour drawings are fun, and for me, stress relievers. I … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 4

The Yoda statue in San Francisco is filed in my virtual deity file, next to Buddha… How can I not?  He helped young Skywalker on his mission. Extraterrestrial Buddha! Also my first time out with my new Himalayan with the … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 3

Ink painting from pictures from Debi Taylor’s last visit to San Francisco. Sketch over watercolor pencil in Diamine Ancient Copper. Hard to control inks… they need to do what they need to do! Colors I used below. To hear about … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 2

Thanksgiving. I loved returning to regular sketching with a fast one of one of my favorite views in San Fransisco. cable cars.  When I was in college and early 20’s I stayed at the Stratford Hotel. I did a quick … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 1

It has been awhile since I sketched regularly… Taking a class and sketching thumbnails just isn’t the same! I have a couple days off here and NO family obligations and so, sketching and noshing with my sweetie… Wishing everyone a … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 12, Van Gogh Museum

I love this small museum.  Shows how modern buildings made of glass and stone can be sensitive and beautiful and welcoming.  I’d love to visit.  From a Google image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 11, Canals

I loved the image Brian posted for this sketch.. A lot can be done with minimal moves when you have little time, and this month showed that! Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image. To hear about classes, follow me … Continue reading

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