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He "held" a pencil early and now it nudely happens!

CHARLES HELD: Arrived in San Diego July 4 1964

For me art was an easy way to make friends. I was always drawing things, like a castle with a lot of towers in a notebook. 355 more words


Basin Electric family member delivers smiles on wheels

When reality shows a young child with a cavity in every tooth, Dr. Steven Deisz steps in to save the day.

It’s a scenario that played out in mid-July, when Deisz first stepped onto the… 564 more words

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A drizzle and a drop, across the bridge!

Who would have thought, in San Diego, during a extreme drought,  that is could possibly rain on a Saturday paintout?  Who planned that maneuver?  Luckily it didn’t happen until a wedding party lined up for pictures in lovely Coronado in their sea-foam green attire. 384 more words


Just look into the looking Glass-man!

Does he paint glass? Nope, 
people and does them well. 
We usually think of painting 
portraits, but Richard's 
paintings are stories and I 
can see where this could 
be a new subject matter for 
some of us who hate 
sticking people in the back-
ground just for the effect 
or for scale.   176 more words

We whet our appetites at the Bali Hai restaurant and shore.

Here is the work we did Saturday July 12, with Shuang Li. The scene looks simple, but try it yourself. Get the shapes and the shadows, the water and the waves, the sky and the shore, the cliffs and the mountains, not to mention the entire San Diego skyline in the background, that some of us did tackle among the fisherman’s tackle boxes and boats that turned as we were painting them. 192 more words


We got high at Bali Hai with Shuang Li.

Saturday with no sun shining, we met at the Bali Hai Restaurant and gathered around for a lesson in shapes and “de Momma, de Poppa and de Baby” boats. 241 more words

SDWS Events

Shelter Island will be the place to be with Shuang Li!

SDWS Saturday Morning Painters (Demo) – July 12, 2014

Meet at 9:00 at the Bali Hai Restaurant parking lot on Shelter Island. Featured  artist is Shuang Li will demonstrate her soft style with us. 239 more words