Category Archives: Painting

Happy 4th – this last week


Thankfully we have art to keep us sane in a world of crazy. This last week I have continued to work on my new book “theTravelsketchers Guide to Travel and Sketching, getting ready for the “Shapes, Darks, and Color” Workshop … Continue reading

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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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Summer day at the Arboretum


Washington Park Arboretum is one of the gems of Seattle. I walked along Azalea Way, dazzling colors all around. This old gnarled tree caught my attention.

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It’s spring


It’s spring and a young (old) man’s fancy turns to cherry trees! Acrylic on 12×14″ canvas

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Another of Loch Brora


Never thought that when we went on a walk with our friends in Scotland the land would grab me so. A painting today,  another one, of Loch Brora. This is a 12×16 canvas and acrylic.

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Eze, Côte d’Azur, France


This has long been on our bucket list, it was worth it. After a bus ride up a steep, curvy mountain road – the drivers must think they are driving sports cars – we hiked up and down this medieval … Continue reading

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A gift for our hosts


We stayed 5 nights at Gite le Chat Rouge, an Airbnb in Robion France. Tricia and I would love to come and stay for a month sometime. So I did a painting as a thank you.

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Our friends home in Golspie, Scotland


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Scotland, here we come!


After at least 18 months of planning, we leave in 4 days. Hard to believe it is time.

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The owner of Bosscat


I guess doing a portrait at a restaurant, while traveling counts as a travel sketch. Leslie owns Bosscat, an upscale whisky and food place in Newport Beach, CA. Some of the best staff anyplace. She wanted a painting of her … Continue reading

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