Category Archives: Tips for the Travel Sketcher

My new pochade box finally came!


My last blog described my transition to theTravelsketcher. Today my gift to myself finally came – Amazon left the unit number off the address, resulting in an extra day of unwelcome delayed gratification. My SOHO Urban Artist Pochade Box arrived … Continue reading

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How I became theTravelsketcher


Twenty-five years ago, this coming January, I boarded a plane at SEATAC airport headed to Racine Wisconsin. Prior to that I had been to Mexico twice, and flights for business in the Western States – a business traveler yet not … Continue reading

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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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Painting a tree in Loch Ness


Here is the process I used painting a 2″x2″ canvas using acrylics and a pallet knife.

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A quick sketch of Crichton Castle


I did this in about 10 minutes as an experiment with a technique to make travel sketching easy and teachable.

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Some travel sketching tips,


So where do you begin travel sketching? Let’s start with a few tips I have found along the way. Have a focal point. What is it about the scene before you that makes you want to sketch it? I learned … Continue reading

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The travel sketchers kit, Part 2


Your travel size paint set will most likely come with a paintbrush that is actually quite serviceable for the travel sketcher. Artists tend to love their brushes, some to the point of compulsiveness. There is nothing wrong with that that, … Continue reading

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