Category Archives: Travel

Seoul Sketching and Sumi Enchantment


Monday we flew to Seoul, South Korea, the first time there for both of us. Lots to sketch, but the amazing thing is I bought brushes for Sumi painting, which is so enticing me. Here are sketches and even a … Continue reading

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3 Times not to travel-sketch


Yes! I always have something with me so I can sketch, always. Yes! Sketching always beats taking selfies. Yes! Sketching makes travel exponentially more rewarding and memorable. Travel-sketching is all about capturing the moment, slowing down enough to actually look and … Continue reading

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Remembering Notre Dame


Along with many millions of people around the world I am mourning the damage done to the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, grateful for the many times I have been there, sorry that so many will never get to … Continue reading

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To make scenic sketches better – get the skyline right.


A key concept for travel sketching when trying to capture a distant landscape or cityscape is to first get the skyline right, and make it just a bit more bold. Thinking back over my years of doing watercolor I remember a time I almost gave it up completely. … Continue reading

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San Antonio, its hot!


If anybody asks you can assure them that it is hot in San Antonio in August. My seminar schedule took me to Randolph Air Force base, which is 22 miles northeast from downtown San Antonio’s famous river walk. I spent … Continue reading

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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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