theTravelsketcher this week – May 14, 2021


Good week but not as much sketching due to time spent working on a wall mural commission, new territory for me but thanks to Procreate on iPad it is coming together. Liechtenstein is a place that I know very little about, but they do have quite the castle, so I did a sketch of the…

Workshop and acrylics – a good week


The highlight of the week was the workshop we did on Wednesday. Ana graciously invited us to her beautiful yard with an amazing view of the sound. A couple of folks were sketching for the first time, I hope they are hooked, while a few others worked on improving. Thanks to Ana and everyone who…

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 on July 15 (Still a couple of openings), doing acrylic paintings, and sketching. Here are…

First 3 days of sketching from pics – sans me dèplacer


Le confinement continues. Not so bad so far. The weather has been sunny so lots of folks are walking their dogs to get a break from being inside, thus I have a parade to watch out the window. I revisited three places by sketching them. An old pub in Brugge, Belgium. A pump house in Kilsyth,…

Three reasons to dig out your viewfinder.


Someone may have given you one as a gift or you picked one up out of curiosity – a viewfinder. Or you were shown the neat trick of using your hands as a viewfinder, reminiscent of movie directors in comedies about movie directors. (The hand thing really is a good tool which should be used…