Author Archives: Terry - theTravelsketcher

About Terry - theTravelsketcher

I talk, I write, I draw, I travel and eat, that is what these sites are all about.

Travel sketches vs urban sketches, and what about plein air?


The teapot in Bath, and a street in Kyoto are both travel sketches yet they do not qualify as urban sketches. The teapot was done on location yet it does not qualify for an urban sketch due to the content. … Continue reading

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Fall colors and bare branches


Looking out the window on a blustery fall morning. An abstract collage of color with bare branches crisscrossing the scene.

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Inktober 1-3


Every October pen and ink folks do a sketch a day from a list of prompts. This is my first year, hear are the first three days sketches.

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Testing a new tripod


Most of the time my lap has supported my sketchpad and paints. I like to travel light so that works well. Yet after seeing so many urban and travel sketchers use a tripod for sketching I had to give it … Continue reading

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San Antonio, its hot!


If anybody asks you can assure them that it is hot in San Antonio in August. My seminar schedule took me to Randolph Air Force base, which is 22 miles northeast from downtown San Antonio’s famous river walk. I spent … Continue reading

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Leach Botanical Gardens, Portland, Oregon


Two weeks ago we spent the weekend in Portland with friends. They took us to the Leach Botanical Gardens in Southeast Portland. I was surprised to learn of its existence, since I grew up not all that far away from … Continue reading

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TheTravelsketcher in the Mukilteo Beacon


Thrilled, and honored, are the two words that keep going through my mind as the reality that I now have a column in the Mukilteo Beacon, the local weekly of my town, sinks in. On the first and third weeks … Continue reading

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