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Travel sketches vs urban sketches, and what about plein air?


The teapot in Bath, and a street in Kyoto are both travel sketches yet they do not qualify as urban sketches. The teapot was done on location yet it does not qualify for an urban sketch due to the content. … Continue reading

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Fall colors and bare branches


Looking out the window on a blustery fall morning. An abstract collage of color with bare branches crisscrossing the scene.

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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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Summer day at the Arboretum


Washington Park Arboretum is one of the gems of Seattle. I walked along Azalea Way, dazzling colors all around. This old gnarled tree caught my attention.

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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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Some travel memories


Sketching on location is the best, yet I have discovered that sketching from photos from a trip is a way to relive and reminisce. From this week Scotland 2017 Tokyo 2016 Crater Lake National Park 2016 Nice, France 2017

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A bit more of Florence, Italy


Boboli Gardens are located on a hill behind the Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy. The Palace was the home of the Medici family, famous for funding most of the great art and buildings in 16th century Florence. The gardens are … Continue reading

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