Category Archives: sketch

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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Sketching in Mukilteo


It is so pleasant living in a town by Puget Sound. Here are some recent sketches. The Red Cup Cafe is a popular place for locals. It sits on the hill above the waterfront giving a sweeping view of the … Continue reading

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Mornings at Mukilteo Beach


The last two mornings I went early to Mukilteo Beach, here is the result

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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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Remembering more trips – sketching yours


Sketching helps me remember past trips. Photos are great but a sketch has a different feel. If you are not an artist I can do an original travelsketch for you from your photo, ready for you to frame. Email me … Continue reading

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Watching lights on the ocean at dawn


Gray sea and sky, punctuated by navigation buoys and fishing boat lights.

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California trip


Some sketches from the trip so far

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