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On keeping it non-precious. And drawing people.

People are my go-to subject for quick little sketches. They're the little thread of continuity that keeps my sketching and observation practice going in the leanest of times. And like all observational drawing, each sketch done makes it easier to see, simplify and capture from life the next time I draw. Continue reading

Fri, 24 May 2019 12:55:47 +0000


Throwback Thursday: Oaxaca, 9 years ago

Throwback Thursday: Oaxaca, 9 years ago. Sketching everything, then and now. Continue reading

Thu, 23 May 2019 12:55:10 +0000


Playing with Gouache

My friend the artist Nina Khaschina gave me a lovely little gift a couple of weeks ago. A box of gouache paints set up just like her travel gouache kit. Of course, I had to put them to use immediately. … Continue reading

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:55:38 +0000


More sketching near home

We’ve had so much rain in Northern California this winter and spring (and it’s still raining, which is so unusual for us) that it is super-green everywhere, and the lakes and waterfalls are pretty spectacular. This waterfall was at the … Continue reading

Fri, 17 May 2019 12:55:25 +0000


Close to home

Drawing close to home, and everyday practices. Do you have go-to subjects and locations? Is your sketching practice built around a schedule or does it fit into bits of your day, as mine does? I'd love to know. Continue reading

Wed, 15 May 2019 12:55:34 +0000


Big Island, Hawaii: Beach time

Big Island, Hawaii: Beach time and people sketching Continue reading

Tue, 14 May 2019 12:55:13 +0000


Travel Sketching Workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico

Travel Sketching Workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico. 12 spots only on this amazing 6 day-5 night adventure! Sign up here: https://www.artleapadventures.com/sketchoaxacasuhita.html Continue reading

Fri, 10 May 2019 11:30:10 +0000


Last few spaces: Maison du Lac Workshop

Last few spaces: Maison du Lac Workshop. More details and registration here: http://www.ncalsba.org/wordpress/for-members/upcoming-events/ Continue reading

Wed, 08 May 2019 15:50:15 +0000


Big Island, Hawaii: The Volcano

Journal pages from the Big Island, Hawaii including a few process shots. The kids and I spent 4 days there in early April. When you’re jetlagged, an early breakfast is a lovely idea. And a kid that wakes up early … Continue reading

Tue, 07 May 2019 12:55:44 +0000


India 2019: Bombay Meri Jaan

India 2019: Biryani, Bombay Sandwiches and Babulnath temple. Continue reading

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:06:48 +0000


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