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This week in sketches

It’s getting cold even here in California, and my outdoor sketches are getting rarer. Last week, I ended up with just this one, from downtown Willow Glen, right by the old-fashioned La Villa Delicatessen. Lots of people strolling down the street, many … Continue reading

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Destruction/Construction Part 3

My nieces and I painted this Hokusai-inspired mural (you only see the right half of it here, it’s huge!) on a big empty wall at home a few years ago. That we painted it together was the hardest part of letting it … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning

Last weekend I taught two workshops in San Francisco, both outside the Ferry Building, surrounded by the market, the tourists and a very noisy drummer. The drummer might have been a bit much, but other than that it was perfect for a workshop … Continue reading

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Cambodia: Arts and Crafts

I spent a morning at a little craft village, Artisans d’Angkor, a great way to see artisans working at so many different crafts all in one place. Artisans d’Angkor came out of a program by the Cambodian government to rebuild the country. … Continue reading

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Capturing Chaos: workshop review (and downloadable pdf)

It’s always an honor to teach at an Urban Sketchers Symposium. I taught my first workshop in Brazil last year and was thrilled to teach again this year. My workshop in Singapore was titled  Capturing Chaos: Drawing a Crowd. Here is … Continue reading

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Packing for Singapore: what’s in my sketchbag?

Here’s what’s traveling to Singapore where I’m teaching a workshop at the Urban Sketchers Symposium. My compact Winsor and Newton paint box, refilled with a mix of tube colors. . The tubes come along for when I need to refill my … Continue reading

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At the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society with the Marcus Shelby Orchestra.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have never heard of (or been to) the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, look them up and go! They’re located in a gorgeous beach house in Half Moon Bay. There’s always fantastic music, … Continue reading

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