Category Archives: Travel

Winter Beach Weekend

A winter weekend at the beach. Pismo , California. There’s the food: People line up for the fish tacos and clam chowder at Splash Cafe. They’re worth the wait. My kids and I polished off a rack of ribs at … Continue reading

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Desert Landscapes

Until last week, the word ‘desert’ conjured up for me a huge barren landscape with not much to see. My week in Joshua Tree National Park, Sedona and Tuscon wiped that image out of my mind completely. What a strange, … Continue reading

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Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, and back…

From the porch of the Grand Teton Lodge. Doesn’t get more classic than that. My favorite peak of the range? Grand Teton Peak, not the tallest of them, but the most ragged and distinctive one.  A rare only-watercolor-no-line sketch for … Continue reading

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Yellowstone National Park

Sometimes I see things two ways. So I try to record both impressions, like I did at Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park’s most iconic geyser. At first all I see is a vista crowded with people, all watching a geyser … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City

An end of summer trip.  On our way to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. First stop: Salt Lake City. The sky is really blue, the summer is super hot and the people are so nice. We spent our day … Continue reading

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Barcelona: Part 2 of 2

More Barcelona sketches. Walking the narrow alleyways of Barri Gotic is like something out of a dream. Little boutique stores with colorful clothes and accessories juxtaposed against the medieval stone walls and cobbled streets. Barcelona does that so well: the … Continue reading

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Barcelona: Part 1 of 2

I spent the most amazing 5 days in Barcelona as official correspondent for the 4th Urban Sketchers Symposium. You can see reportage sketches by me and my co-correspondent Lapin here. Here are some of my other sketches and impressions from the … Continue reading

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Big Island, Hawaii, The classic Hawaiian side

This flower stall is at the Kona Farmers Market. I have never seen a flower stall so packed with gigantic blooms. The Lifeguard Hut at Kahalu’u Beach Park. How could I NOT draw something that is such a vivid shade of … Continue reading

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Big Island, Hawaii, The Jurassic Side.

Yes, Hawaii has great beaches (and I’ll come to those in my next post). But my favorite part is the tropical vegetation. The lush, neon green mosses and drippy ferns. Things that grow, rot and regrow all at the same … Continue reading

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My Many Indias. Part 6: Goa, Malvan Coast and goodbye India, I’ll be back!

Goa is where I “go back” to when I go to India. It is where my parents live. I know, lucky me! There’s the incredible surf and sand bit that everyone visits Goa for. But here’s some of the less … Continue reading

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