Category Archives: Summer

Family Camp at Bass Lake: 2 of 2

More from Skylake Camp at Bass Lake, California. Two takes on the cabins we slept in. Really basic, bunks that we laid our sleeping bags on, no electricity. But so much more comfortable (and warmer) than sleeping in a tent! … Continue reading

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Family Camp at Bass Lake: 1 of 2

I’m reluctant to say “Here are sketches of my weekend at Family Camp.” Because, while I did sketch and paint through the weekend, in no way does what you see come close to capturing the spirit of Skylake Camp. I … Continue reading

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Usk 2017 Part 8: Farewell Chicago!

Five days in the city, and I’d never been as far as the river (which was only a 10 minute  walk north of my hotel). So when the Symposium was done, that’s where  I headed. This is Marina City, but … Continue reading

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Usk Chicago 2017 Part 7: One final sketchcrawl

Sketches from the last sketchcrawl in Grant Park. I stayed close to the John Logan Statue since I knew we had to meet there for one final photo. Here’s that statue, sketched from the north, sitting by myself in the park, … Continue reading

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Usk Chicago 2017 Part 3: Painting Trees with Shari Blaukopf

Big shapes in watercolors an learning to mix greens in Shari Blaukopf’s workshop. Continue reading

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Usk Chicago Symposium 2017: Part 1

A first post from the Usk Symposium in Chicago, 2017. Continue reading

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Capturing Elusive gestures

Quick capture, better stories, workshop prep. Continue reading

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