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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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Last Bits and Pieces from Chennai

Anywhere in Chennai you see golden statues of the politician MGR. On the banner behind him is the Jayalalitha.  It’s a bit eerie, they’re everywhere. On a more normal note, here’s a sugarcane juice seller on a street corner. And … Continue reading

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Coffee in Chennai

When in Chennai, drink filter coffee. And if you can help it, make sure you grab some at a tiny corner shop that pours your coffee just right. (wish I’d captured that pour in a sketch: here’s an instructables step-by-step on how to … Continue reading

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Cambodia: The markets of Siam Riep

The main market of Siam Riep covered a whole block. Around it’s perimeter were stalls that mostly sold dry good, like this seller of tens of varieties of rice. And this cart selling satay. But the inside of the market is … Continue reading

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Two-ink sketching in Yosemite National Park

I’m enjoying playing with a two-toned approach to my linework: For the most part, I do a very loose line drawing with brown ink first, just enough to let me see where my big shapes are. Then it’s watercolor time. Last … Continue reading

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Back in New York, Part 5: Looking Up

Looking up. Buildings everywhere. The everyday, the famous. This one has one of those faded advertisements on the top of it, from the days of the elevated line in Manhattan. A water tower and fire escapes complete the scene. Synagogue … Continue reading

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Back in New York, Part 4

My favorite thing about Central Park is that you can always see the city skyline above the treetops. This is sketched from the top of a rocky outcropping in the park. Here is what I learnt about this rock. (Thank you, Wikipedia): In … Continue reading

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