Category Archives: France

70-20-10 – an art reality

Where I first heard of “70-20-10” eludes me, I know I did not come up with it though it reflects reality for those of us who create: 70% of what we sketch, paint or create will be mediocre or average, … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – June 25, 2021

At the most basic level I am a sketcher, yes I paint and sell watercolors and acrylics, but in my soul I am a sketcher. Sketching captures the moment, expressing emotions better than a carefully constructed painting, because with sketching … Continue reading

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TheTravelsketcher this week – April 9, 2021

A bit of a light week though I did embark on a long overdue project. Monday I was back at Uptown Espresso on Magnolia – a perfect macchiato and a sketch. Tuesday I started the day at Red Cup with … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – March 26, 2021

This week started and ended with some actual, not virtual, urban sketching. There was the last of the Nature Obscura sketches, some remembering of past travels, and dreams of future destinations when the skies and countries are open once again. … Continue reading

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Villages, Castles, and Cuisine

Tricia asked me the same question that I have asked so many people over the years, but I was stumped, I did not have a ready answer. We of course talk about travel often, that is like breathing and eating … Continue reading

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Granny would have loved Google Earth

When I was young I had a book of black and white photographs from around the world. It was about two inches thick, and no more than A5 in size. Granny and I would spend hours sitting on the couch … Continue reading

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