Monthly Archives: June 2020

Shapes and Darks First


Shapes, darks, and colors are the building blocks of any art, be it a painting, a sketch, or a photograph. Of the three, color is the least critical, however, shapes and the relationship between dark and light are the most … Continue reading

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Workshop in July! Landscapes


With summer here and things opening up a bit, a workshop in the great outdoors seems like what we all need. If you were at the Barn Workshop then you know the venue, and the wonderful vistas. Over the last … Continue reading

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Sketching & painting during first week of Phase 2


So glad to be sketching outside again! Thankfully things are beginning to open up a bit. The conundrum is the balance between possibility and probability. There is a possibility of becoming infected anytime I have contact with the world outside … Continue reading

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Time to get out a bit – a workshop with wine!


Some of my best travelsketching memories are from cafes and pubs. After four months of staying in I am ready to get out for a bit of la culture du cafĂ©; it seems like the perfect excuse for a workshop … Continue reading

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My sketching setup


Travelsketching often means sketching while sitting or standing in odd places and positions, thus making it a challenge to juggle a sketchpad, pallet, water, etc. When sketching at a cafe or a pub your setup it is pretty easy – … Continue reading

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Ma grande aventure virtualle – the final leg


Ma grande aventure virtualle with sketching was a bit like planning for a trip. Travel agents, tours, and cruises have their place, but it is a limited one in my mind because the planning is an integral part of the … Continue reading

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