Capture moments, then pass them on – Thanks Niki


Niki often has such good advice. (Niki is my daughter Alexis Nicole, many years ago I started calling her Niki, and it stuck, though I am the only one.) She pushed back when I explained to her my stress about the large number of paintings and sketchbooks that I was accumulating. I do not want…

A bit of Travelsketcher trivia, and Hobart


Trivia time. First, what country has theTravelsketcher been to more times than any other? (Outside of the USA of course.) Secondly, where do the second and third oldest friends of mine live? The answer to both: Australia. Australia has been my destination over 20 times. Oddly enough it was not until my last trip there…

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. I was in Sydney, Australia doing seminars, but of course always found time to sketch…