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Been Everywhere, Man!

Pocket Sketching with watercolor and pen has gone from Tucson to Dillman’s in upper Wisconsin, the “Upper Peninsula”, to Milford, CT to Charleston, to the Biltmore in NC, Nashville and places in between! This has been the longest trip and … Continue reading

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November ramblings

Well it’s off to San Antonio for a couple of classes and to spend Thanksgiving with Dale’s brother and nephew.

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Grand Tour 2017

It’s Grand Tour Time! Did you Know? Krista sent me an announcement: Wednesday, August 6, UCSD, Master Class by Kathryn Macaulay: Menopause and the Hormone Replacement Therapy. It’s fun to be known, but I really think I’d better stay with … Continue reading

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August Blog

June/July watercolor travel tour is over and there were highlights and humongous frustrations!  Teaching Pocket Sketching was, of course, a delight.  So many new and some repeat people doing marvelous sketching and learning travel journaling.  Then there was the food … Continue reading

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Wednesday 12th July Travel, Travel, Travel

We’re now in Sun Valley, Idaho teaching a watercolor Pocket Sketching workshop and staying with our dear friend, Nancy Romagnoli, the best cook in town.  Somehow my weight never changes, but my girth keeps going up!  I keep having to … Continue reading

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TUCSON is HOT! How hot?

It’s supposed to reach 116 degrees this week and it’s probably 105 or more right now.  Of course, the humidity is 2%.  The result is, it feels just really warm.  This is June.  July is far worse because the temp … Continue reading

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Watercolor Workshop Made Easy with Pocket Sketching and Kath

We leave on Wednesday to teach our watercolor workshop on Coronado Island, California (just west of San Diego, where it’s cool), June 9, 10, 11. (Tucson is now at 105 degrees and going up.) I can’t find a safe quote … Continue reading

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It’s been a big six weeks!  So here are the results.

I’m proud of the book, “POCKET SKETCHING ™, The Portable Workshop”.  It’s easy to follow and new people can get the technique.  It is aimed at plein air (working outdoors), and covers the perspective lessons of contrast, color and focal … Continue reading

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A bit more news.

There is news, but it’s hard to find time to write.  Last Sunday I got away to go paint with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters on Mt. Lemmon.  I was so excited I left early.  They cancelled.  There were four … Continue reading

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Plain Air Convention San Diego, CA

  Last week was PACE. The Plein Air Convention and Expo in San Diego:  what an event!!!! Imagine four stages with speakers and demonstrations on each, all day, and then the opportunity to buy all sort of new equipment and … Continue reading

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Pocket Sketching Workbook

Just published, 37 pages of explanations, exercises and much more.

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Great article

I recently took a vacation, and like the rest of the world, I had my smart phone. I took a zillion pictures. When I returned home, I got back to work and my busy life. Although I downloaded the photos … Continue reading

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It’s Over

It’s over!!! April 11, 2017 As of minutes ago I wrote my really short biography for the inside cover of The Pocket Sketching Workbook. Dale is formatting it and then printing the maquette (I don’t know what you call the … Continue reading

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From Winter to Spring, Oops!

Here in Tucson we don’t exactly ‘enjoy’ Spring.  We sort of pop through it.  Last week we were in the 90s and today we took a dive…to 68 degrees.  So I have a sketch from the Amerind Museum south of … Continue reading

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Fighting the Computer and other news

Wherever you are, I’m here fighting with a computer that doesn’t like me and two email systems that won’t co-ordinate! It seems Gmail and Yahoo won’t share, so some emails come through and/or get sent out, and some don’t.  You’re … Continue reading

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Sketches from workshop Chandler, AZ

Stuff is happening, though you don’t see much. The last workshop was in Phoenix at Eva’s house, and for once, I got photos and names together, so they’re attached.  No, it’s not my work, but I have to get practicing.  … Continue reading

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February 2017 Blog

No word for a long time. And if you look, not many workshops coming up in the next 4 months. There are changes. More later. We just finished two back-to-back workshops, both delightful! There’s one in February (yup! Only one!), … Continue reading

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New ad for January

See our new ad set to run on PBS Channel 6 here in the Tucson area in January.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANUKKAH

May your season be stress-free, restful and joyous! This time the sketches are old favorites of mine. “Celebrate” was done at a Thanksgiving party and we used the image to announce our wedding reception three years ago. The “Christmas Tree” … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the Holidays

If you are in Tucson, make plans to see Fiddler on the Roof.  It’s marvelously well done.  Live orchestra in the pit.  Traditional dancing.  It’s a total delight.  Tickets are at  http://www.arizonatheatre.org/   Plans are laid.  For 9 years I have … Continue reading

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Sometimes we all need a little practice.

  I went to the AKC all-breed dog show this morning to sketch dogs.  They were moving…that’s really an excuse for not practicing more.   They were hard!  The cute one is the Petit  Basset  Griffon Vandeen, or PBGV,  a darling, … Continue reading

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Summer’s over and so is all the travel.

My desk’s a buried mess. The garden’s starting to look good. Guess it’s time to get back to sketching. (Yeah, I have slump periods too, just like you.) The big thing is just to get started again. Locally, I’m joining … Continue reading

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