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Pt. Isabel Sketchercize

Pt. Isabel Sights, ink & watercolor
Pt. Isabel Sights, ink & watercolor

No those aren’t circus dogs stacked up in a doggie pyramid, I just drew them that way as dogs came and went, begging for scraps at the table where the couple was eating lunch.

I’d planned to spend the day in the studio today, but when Barbara called to invite me for a walk at Pt. Isabel, I couldn’t resist. Since it was sunny and not too windy (or so I thought) I also brought along my plein air gear, thinking I might set up to paint there after our walk.  But we took a L-O-N-G walk on the Bay Trail with an equally long walk back, and then had a late lunch at the Sit Stay Cafe in the dog park.

The wind had picked up and I was getting cold and didn’t really feel like spending 3 hours standing in the wind (see top left picture with poor bent over tree from the constant ocean winds). So while I was trying to decide, Barbara took out her sketchbook and I decided to do the same. By the time I finished it was already 4:00 and another weekend was nearly over.

But a day with good solid exercise and a little sketching is a good day and it counts. (Unlike some days that just suck and don’t count.)

4 replies on “Pt. Isabel Sketchercize”

I love your “dog stack” and your sense of fun! (My cats complain that I can’t draw them – see blog)


Are these dogs on the attack? The formation looks military. Are they lookouts invading? Why do we see their eyes and expressions so intimately, and cannot even see the human eyes?

Shades of James Thurber and his dogs. What a good story could come out of all this! That’s why I like to think of Jana as a fiction illustrator–especially, considering how well she writes/draws her real life life.


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