Wednesday, March 31, 2010

She WAITs !

                                                           Pen, Ink & Watercolor

My chocolate lab is often in this position waiting for me to go somewhere. She loves to ride in the car.
But this time I had to draw her. She is the sweetest dog ever.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


MUsic you ask.......... well yes when you can draw and be entertained I call that music to my ears.
Here is one of the most beautiful building there is in Balboa park BUT drawing it is a bit difficult.
So I only took a portions of it. It is the BOTANICAL BUILDING in San Diego.

Here is one of the orchids displayed inside.
But you ask where is the music... I'm getting there. You will have to click on this link to find out.
We are finding out that we don't just have talented artist but UKELELE musicians in our group of Sketchcrawlers so without further words here are 2 of them. HERE

Sketches done with Micron 005 pen and Watercolors.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Balboa Park

                                                  8.5  x  11  Pen , Ink & Watercolor

In Balboa Park at the moment there are so many trees in bloom, it's really pretty.  They have these clusters of small white flowers ( don't know what kind of tree they are) and when the wind blows gently many petals fall in slow cascading effect. It looks like a magic carpet fit for a wedding.  It is so lovely to be there at this time.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nancy's house

                                                8.5 x 11  Pen , Ink & Watercolor
This is the first drawing I did today with the San Diego sketch crawlers. This was inside Nancy's office with a lovely view of her garden yet I wanted to focus on this little beauty.

                                                  8.5  x  11  Pen & Ink
This is her front gate coming into a lovely courtyard. The view is from the inside looking out.

                                                8.5  x  11 Pen & Ink

This one is inside the courtyard looking toward this lovely guest house where the pool is. We had a big group today. We battled hot and cold weather through out the morning. I felt I was having hot flashes !!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunshine Award

 I so love Flowers, so when I got this award I was even more delighted as it is a gerber daisy...yea
I have Pam Johnson Brickell to thank for this. I so appreciate it.
There are rules to it but you have to choose who gets it and I can't... so anyone that thinks they deserve it please come and get it and link to me.
Thank you Pam please check her website it is fabulous !

Monday, March 1, 2010

Up, Up and Away...

                                                                  8.5  x 11    Pen & Ink
                                                        Balboa Park The Persian Garden

Why you ask this strange title well Lydia has done it again but now she is making us jump, literally.
One of the fun things I enjoy is sketching with this friday group when Lydia is with us for she is the Queen of  U-Tube videos and she's made a great one again but this time it has a twist to it. She found a blog called  Jumping in Art Museums where you can send them your pics of jumping for art so with this in mind we practiced at our sketching location since we were going to the Timken Museum to view the prints of Rembrandt but No Cameras allowed so just the practice jump was posted.
Here is the link of our exploits : HERE

Rembrandt's Recession: Passion and Prints
in the Dutch Golden Age

January 22nd through May 2nd, 2010
At the Timken Museum in Balboa Park