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Does Urban Sketching or watercolor have to take a lot of time? The Pocket Sketch in the last entry from the Huntington Library Chinese Garden took 30 minutes. What I didn’t tell you, was the focal point was supposed to … Continue reading
Easy, Fast Watercolor Pocket Sketching is the easy entry into watercolor. But it’s not always good watercolor. This sketch is from the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA We stopped for three hours on the way back … Continue reading
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
Well it’s off to San Antonio for a couple of classes and to spend Thanksgiving with Dale’s brother and nephew.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Just published, 37 pages of explanations, exercises and much more.
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
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
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
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
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
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
See our new ad set to run on PBS Channel 6 here in the Tucson area in January.
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
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
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