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Sketchbook

SKETCHBOOK

Periodically, I’ll add sketches to this page. I like sharing sketches because they often are different from my more polished or finished work. They can reveal something about my process toward a final work or they can demonstrate a more loose and free style that I like to practice.

Cox's Orange Pippin
Cox's Orange Pippin

This is perhaps the most beautiful little apple I’ve ever seen. It is rather small and has a gorgeous russet orange undertone that gives this apple a beautiful glow. Delicious too!

Newtown Pippin
Newtown Pippin

This apple is a local favorite and one of my favorites for baking. Another from my friends at Five Mile Orchards in Corralitos, CA.

Quince
Quince

 

Bellflower
Bellflower

This apple has a light floral flavor and a high acid content. It is crunchy and lightly sweet. Popular in ciders. From my friends at Five Mile Orchard in Corralitos, CA.

Wickson
Wickson

This little apple may be called a crab apple by some. But since there is some debate, I leave that indicator out of my description. This is a very small apple that is usually used in cider making.

"Irene" apple
"Irene" apple

This little apple comes from orchards in Corralitos, CA.

Kingston Black apple
Kingston Black apple

This is an heirloom apple - traditionally a British cider apple. Not much for eating but delicious in ciders!
From my friends at 5 Mile Orchard in Corralitos, CA

watercolor on paper

Macintosh apple
Macintosh apple

from 5 Mile Orchards in Corralitos, CA

Early-season Fuji apple
Early-season Fuji apple

from 5 Mile Orchards in Corralitos, CA

watercolor on paper

Mutsu apple
Mutsu apple

from 5 Mile Orchards in Corralitos, CA

watercolor on paper

Jonagold apple
Jonagold apple

A favorite eating apple - from 5 Mile Orchards in Corralitos, CA

watercolor on paper

Crab apples
Crab apples

From 5 Mile Orchards in Corralitos, CA

watercolor on paper

Blue Oyster mushrooms
Blue Oyster mushrooms

Inspired by the opportunity to participate in an exhibit focused specifically on fungus/mushrooms, I whipped up a few quick watercolor sketches.

Chanterells
Chanterells

These delicious mushrooms can be found in the redwood forests of California, as well as many other places throughout the world. This little sketch will be featured in a fungus-themed exhibit in Santa Cruz, CA during the annual Fungus Fair.

Hypholoma capnoides
Hypholoma capnoides

This mushroom grows in decaying wood and can be found in Douglas Fir forests. As our rainy season begins, I look forward to seeing what mushrooms I’ll find while I’m out and about.

Turkey Tail fungus
Turkey Tail fungus

Inspired by the first real rain storms of the season, I did a few quick sketches of some beautiful fungus. I just love the varied color of turkey tail fungus.