VHein's photos


  • Getty Balcony View

    I was very inspired by the show currently on view at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, "Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau"...especially the works described by critics as "ébauche"--unfinished! That is the spirit of sketching that I love!…

  • Twentynine Palms in late May

    This is a desert view I've often painted, so I enjoy changing up the media! I want to do more gouache painting--Twentynine Palms, California gouache and pencil on mix media board

  • Grand Central Market, May 2016

    I love the Market, but I often have a feeling of disorientation when I visit lately...not because of something new, but to notice something missing! Yesterday, I saw that La Casa Verde was gone, with its beautiful piled high stands of fruits and vegetable…


  • Descanso in February

    I love this time of year in Descanso Gardens...the bare architecture of tall trees, and things just beginning to bloom. La Canada, California pencil, watercolor and gouache on tan paper

  • Locust Street

    Waiting for my car in the shop, I sat at this somewhat nondescript corner of Pasadena, California--a nice, long sketching opportunity! Fun to take a view like this and see what you can do with it! pencil, watercolor and gouache on tan paper

  • Arboretum Coach Barn

    Sketching the old coach barn that sits near the famous Queen Anne Cottage (Fantasy Island, etc.) on a cloudy afternoon. It has rained and so it's very green! I liked this wild, overgrown view... pencil, watercolor and gouache on tan paper


  • Split Rock in Joshua Tree National Park

    Sketching with pencil and watercolor graphite in December at the Park...

  • Beverly Blvd.

    Sketching over a bowl of soup at a sidewalk cafe on Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, California pencil and ink washes

  • Coffee Table Bistro December 2

    Living in Southern California means the transition to fall can be pretty darn subtle. I had breakfast at a familiar neighborhood place I've sketched at before...but this time, here was a lovely shock of fall color out the window...at last! pencil, waterco…


  • LA Zoo

    At the Los Angeles Zoo, I never get tired of drawing the giraffes! color pencil, ink wash and watercolor

  • Cafe Society

    ...at Lamill, a popular spot in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles...the business of the week is discussed on a Saturday afternoon. pencil, watercolor and gouache on tan paper

  • Chinatown, Singapore

    More sketching with the Singapore sketchers in Singapore's super-lively Chinatown! pencil, watercolor and gouache


  • Getty in Red

    The Getty Center in Los Angeles, sketched here in red inspired by the magnificent show then on view, Andrea del Sarto master drawings... pencil and watercolor

  • Marina by the Bay, Singapore

    So fortunate to be in Singapore just before the 50-year celebration for the Urban Sketchers Symposium, where I taught a workshop. After the workshop, got to sketch with the wonderful Singapore sketching community! So much of Singapore seems like a view…

  • South Pasadena Library 2015

    Sketching on a warm August afternoon at the South Pasadena Library with its beautiful centerpiece, the spreading Moreton Bay Fig Tree... pencil and watercolor


  • June Drive from the Desert

    Returning to Los Angeles from the Mojave Desert while passenger sketching... pencil, watercolor and gouache on tan paper

  • Grand Central Market Views

    Revisiting the Grand Central Market...to buy more chiles, have lunch and sketch! I love this downtown institution, and as I watch it change, I hope with more upscale vendors and cafes moving in that what gives the market its character will remain. The tra…

  • Highland Cafe

    My favorite kind of sketching--having some time on a weekday to make a lunchtime drawing of "ordinary" life...here in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on a cloudy day... pencil, watercolor and gouache on tan paper


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