Category Archives: Tips for the Travel Sketcher

What to leave out – art, packing, and moving to France


“It is difficult to stop in time because one gets carried away. But I have that strength; it is the only strength I have.” Claude Monet Monet was talking about when a painting is finished – many good pieces of … Continue reading

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Au revoir traffic, bonjour D252


We have a lease, all signed and deposit made! One thing we will not miss is the traffic here in the Mukilteo-Seattle area. Here is a sketch of our new driveway. The road to the right, off of the D252, … Continue reading

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Ready to travel – my new sketching kit


It’s getting close, really close. Travel is again in the realistic future, and I am ready. Utah and national parks in just 21 days and confidently we are planning Europe in the spring. Followers of this blog know my compulsiveness … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – June 18, 2021


A light week of sketching, yet of course I did a few. I decided to hold off on the July Workshop, it appears folks are still a bit reluctant to get out, even though we should be pretty much restriction … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – June 11, 2020


Another glorious spring week, well a little rain but the plants love it. Registrations are starting to come in for the Yes! You can travelsketch! Workshop on July 7 at Discovery Park, there is a limit of 8 so register … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – March 19, 2021


This week I continued the theme I started a week or so ago with Tricia in  front of Mount Saint Michael. In 2017 we went to Florence in Tuscany. The Piatti estate and gardens are on a hill overlooking the … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – 26 February 2021


This week I delved into a new world of art. One of the challenges of art is the art; or specifically, what to do with the art we produce. Thankfully I sell a few pieces, but the pile of sketchbooks … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher This Week – 19 February 2021


The highlight of this week was the delightful snowstorm over the weekend – a bit of snow is a nice diversion yet I am glad that it is not long-term here in the Puget Sound region. Next week I am … Continue reading

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The Dog & Doublet Inn, Sutton Coldfield, UK


Capturing the moment is what travel sketching is all about, I have many travel memories from the time I was not sketching, I know a sketchbook would have made them even better. The Dog & Doublet Inn was the scenario … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – 12 February 2021


What a week – Tampa Bay/Brady win the Super Bowl and another impeachment trial is underway. BUT the really big news is that I got a new fude pen and travel brush set, now that is newsworthy. Started off the … Continue reading

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