From the Archives

Each weekend Studio 1482 will be featuring posts from the One Drawing A Day archives. Today’s post is by Greg Betza, from back in 2016. It’s titled “Peacock.” #ODADarchive I made this quick drawing at the San Diego Zoo about 10 years ago. Quick because this peacock wouldn’t stay still! #sandiegozoo Greg Betza ©2016

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California Dreaming

California Dreaming/Michele Bedigian

California is one of my favorite places to visit. While doing some spring cleaning this week I found a sketchbook just filled with studies for paintings I had from a trip to Big Sur. Between the Red Woods and the ocean edge of the Pacific coast it can feel like a mythical landscape filtered with an […]

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In the Hills

Last week I spent a few days in Burbank, or Studio City, or Toluca Lake—I really don’t know where I was. This was my forth visit to greater Los Angeles—3 of which were under 4 days, one of which might have been under 4 hours—and each time I find myself rushing around trying to get […]

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Haight-Ashbury

Fifty years too late for the Summer of Love, I visited the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. The groovy feeling is still there, even the buildings have a psychedelic vibe! Fun place to draw. I’ll be posting more of my San Fran trip on my blog later this week… posted by Veronica

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Disneyland

I spent yesterday in Disneyland California. I’ve spent a good deal of time in DisneyWorld Florida but hadn’t been to the California park since I was a kid. I took some time to draw Sleeping Beauty’s castle. What a beautiful park! Greg Betza ©2014

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Birch Aquarium

Visiting San Diego seeing all the beautiful sites. I don’t think I want to leave this place. It feels like Europe. Amazing. Today I took my son to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Wonderful day. We both sat down and drew while watching a beautiful tank that was the size of a house. This is […]

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Just like home

It is hard to explain the differences in how it felt to enter the park in Disneyland. I only had a day on a recent vacation to California, and I it wasn’t all for me. Kids apparently love the place too. Go figure. Unlike my children, I didn’t step foot into a Disney park until […]

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