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Impressions of Italy: Last sketches

As a tourist, I’m always struck by and want to sketch all the stuff everyone sees and photographs. Like the Coliseum. But the stuff that I keep coming back to is the littler stuff, the quick sketches and little observations. Even this … Continue reading

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Impressions of Italy: Bridges and Canals

The bridges, canals and gondolas of Venice. Continue reading

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At Mission San Juan Bautista

A quick little trip to San Juan Bautista Continue reading

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Wine and sketching go together well

When you travel with kids you winery-hop until the kids complain. A lot. We only got as far as 2 wineries. Stop 1 was kid-friendly Sequoia Grove in Napa, with tall redwood trees and a little fountain to set by. Stop … Continue reading

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Caffe Frascati on a Friday Night

Local talent on a friday night at Caffe Frascati, San Jose. Continue reading

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The challenge of longer poses

One of the things I want to work on this year is getting better at working on longer pieces. I love a quick, gestural sketch (and quick poses which tend to be more dynamic and exciting). I find that working fast and … Continue reading

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The ruins at Tulum

The setting of the ruins at Tulum is spectacular. The site is at the very edge of a cliff, the wind is strong and the ocean is an ever-changing array of jewel tones. I love painting like this, with the wind whipping … Continue reading

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