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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Joshua Tree People

A few years back I flew out to Arizona and drove to Joshua Tree National Park. It was unlike anything I had ever seen before. The shapes, the marks, the textures, the color, all of it was magical. Joshua trees look like people to me with raised hands reaching toward the sky. I would love […]

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