Sketching in Lisbon and Beyond


Lisbon easily ranks high in the list of places I have traveled. We arrived five days before our Norwegian Cruise was to depart to give us time to explore, so glad we did. When Tricia (Travels Through My Lens) and I were first together 35 years ago we talked about places we would like to…

Paris Did Have Some Answers…


Maybe I did find the answers to some questions in Paris… (For the complete context check out my last post.) Let me start with a book recommendation. This is a well researched, easy read about the Impressionist painters and how they finally found acceptance. For an insecure artist like myself, (I hide my “like count”…

Workshop in July! Landscapes


With summer here and things opening up a bit, a workshop in the great outdoors seems like what we all need. If you were at the Barn Workshop then you know the venue, and the wonderful vistas. Over the last few months of Le Confinement I have developed a process to make the sketching of…

My sketching setup


Travelsketching often means sketching while sitting or standing in odd places and positions, thus making it a challenge to juggle a sketchpad, pallet, water, etc. When sketching at a cafe or a pub your setup it is pretty easy – you have a table in front of you. So the only real decisions are which…