Category Archives: Travel

The streets of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The streets in the historic part of Paraty are narrow, roughly cobbled and lined with whitewashed houses on both sides. The uniform white of these houses is broken by their colorful doors and windows and terracotta roofs. I sketched them over and … Continue reading

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Boats of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Historic Paraty is a town of whitewashed homes and churches. Only the bright doors and windows and the terracotta roofs add spots of color. But the boats of Paraty are a different story. They are unabashedly colorful with equally colorful … Continue reading

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Sketching on Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I’m back from an incredible 10 days in Brazil at the Urban Sketchers Symposium. And I’m back with a head full of ideas and inspiration, and long lists of things to work on and learn. But instead of recording my trip from … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, part 4.

One last post from Costa Rica, from the relatively dry (just a couple of thundershowers everyday) Pacific Coast near Manuel Antonio National Park. We spent lots of time at a quiet little cove called Playa Biesanz where the ocean was as calm … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Part 3

Getting from Arenal to the cloud forest in Monteverde involves a ferry ride across Lake Arenal, a huge manmade lake that once generated 70% of Costa Rica’s electricity. The cloud forest is like something out of a dream. The mist never clears … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Part 1

Of all my recent travels, Costa Rica has been the hardest place to capture in sketches. For one, we visited in the rainy season. It rarely ever stopped pouring for more than a few minutes. And, we hiked, river rafted, ziplined and … Continue reading

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Oak Trees. 3 takes.

3 sketches of old oak trees, sketched over 2 days in Templeton Gap wine country near Paso Robles. All but one tree was hung thick with curtains of Spanish moss. This first tree was a perfect climbing tree. I enjoyed drawing … Continue reading

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