Sunday, June 29, 2008

What's on my plate

House repairs have been on my plate for most of the year. Hopefully, these house numbers will signal an end to most of them for a long while. Didn't think the single digits required a knife. A quick photo before the sun sets and the numbers will no longer be available as an entree.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Stealing Faces

Practicing "Stealing Souls", sketching people before they know I'm stealing their likeness. I chickened out before I took the rest of his face. Brush pen, watercolor.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

St Alms

San Francisco, Mission District. Dinner with cat, musician, artist and altar. Sketching while dinner was being prepared.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

San Francisco Backyard Views

I like the views that can only be seen from someone's apartment. It's a "Rear Window" fetish.

Looking towards Potrero Hills from the South of Mission Area (SOMA) in San Francisco.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Late night still life with some luscious strawberries and Holbein's watercolor Opera, also very luscious. The privacy of sketching near midnight seems less restrictive, "I can do anything I want" and usually have more fun. Thanks to Margaret at Water Blossoms, I experimented and reversed the colors.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Randy's House

View from Randy's living room into kitchen, seen in earlier sketches.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Dancing Still Life

Interesting things happen late at night. Giant pears, a potted plant and a glass dish start to dance. Color pencil on charcoal paper.

Friday, June 6, 2008

November Leaf

Midtown Sacramento, near the state capitol, has neighborhoods of Victorian homes, some Queen Anne, streets with old Sycamore and Oak trees, so large, they form a leafy canopy that provides much needed shade during the hot hot months.