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Daily Sketching and Inspiration

With sketching everyday, I’m not looking so much for inspiration on what to sketch. Just anything that is in my daily life that catches my eye will do-it’s only a little sketch after all.  But last week was especially challenging … Continue reading

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A quick 10 minute rainy day sketch. Lemon! Continue reading

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Beginning Watercolors : Drawing Doughnuts

Watercolors for beginners: Drawing Donuts 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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Never Fear the People: A Workshop in Paraty (and a free download)

Teaching at the 5th Urban Sketchers Symposium in Paraty, Brazil was an incredible experience. The diverse mix of attendees, their shared passion for urban sketching, and a beautiful city made for a dream mix. Add in some rain, trekking across the … Continue reading

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A watercolor portrait in steps: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Come fall, and the requests for watercolor portraits start pouring in. I am always amazed at how organized people are about getting their holiday shopping done so early in the year. I just worked on this piece of a pair … Continue reading

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Painting Bunny

I usually blog just my urban sketches, but I had so much fun working on this portrait of Bunny the cat that I thought I’d blog the process.  Working from life is easy: you’re there, you see the person, the … Continue reading

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