Author Archives: Cynthia Armstrong

June Sketch Crawl – Sierra Azul Nursery – June 22

The first of our June sketch crawls will be at the Sierra Azul Nursery and Sculpture Garden, Watsonville.  Let’s meet up from 2 pm to 4;30;  don’t forget all your outdoor essentials and be prepared to spend quality quiet time … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Art League Weekend Workshop – Journaling/Field Sketching – June 1 & 2, 2013

The sun was super HOT, but that didn’t diminish enthusiasm among class participants.  What a lovely and dedicated group of artists!                 We met at the UCSC Arboretum and took advantage of the … Continue reading

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November Sketch Crawl – San Juan Bautista

The little town of San Juan Bautista is chock full of fun things to sketch and paint. Let’s meet up at the Mission on November 11 from 2 to 4 pm. Dress for the weather……           … Continue reading

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Open Studios Art Tour 2012 – October 13-14 & 20-21

  Through my friend Linda’s encouragement and support, I screwed my courage up to apply to this year’s Open Studios Art tour…..and was accepted. It was a fun and successful 2 weekends. Below are pix of the studio space and … Continue reading

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Open Studios Art Tour, 2012

  Hello Friends, You are cordially invitedto come visit the next two weekends during Open Studios Art Tour. I’ll be featuring oils and watercolors. You can find me sharing the studio space with my friend and fellow artist, Linda Cordy … Continue reading

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October Sketch Crawl – 10/28 UCSC Arboretum, 2pm to 4pm

  While the good weather lasts, let’s get out and enjoy it! This month’s sketch crawl will be on October 28 at the UCSC Arboretum, from 2 to 4 pm. Of course, if the weather changes, I’m still game. (Have … Continue reading

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Field Sketching at the Marin Headlands

  Foggy weather didn’t keep us down! Saturday, we headed to the shelter of Bolinas Lagoon to sketch the misty hills and marshlands. Sunday’s weather was glorious! Great views of SF/Golden Gate from the headlands.  

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I can dream, can’t I?

Found a fun website that allows you to insert your images into museums around the world. Check out Museum to have your own fun.                            

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September Sketch Crawl – Sierra Azul Nursery

We are so incredibly lucky here in the Santa Cruz area! Many think summer is at it’s best in September – the fog hangs back, the tourists are gone and one can notice the light starting to change…..hinting at autumn. … Continue reading

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Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground

Just HAD to try it! This specialized gesso allows you to paint watercolors onto any surface. I tried it on a number of field sketching journal covers and LOVE it!                 Just paint … Continue reading

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