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November 2, 2016

These sketches are from a trip I took to Michigan a few months ago. I used a 6” x 9” Stillman & Birn watercolor book and brought along my Winsor & Newton field sketch box filled with Holbein tube paint. The sketchbook is small enough that I could carry it everywhere an...

June 6, 2016

For a few years now I have been working on my next book entitled Los Angeles Sketchbook. It will be similar to both of my previous sketchbooks: Pasadena Sketchbook, and Redlands Sketchbook, and will be filled with sketches and paintings of Los Angeles. I am currently p...

June 1, 2016

Last week I attended the annual Saturday in the Park event hosted by the Mid Valley Arts League. It was a beautiful spring day, chilly with scattered clouds. I did another in a series of architectural sketches of the original Ambassador Auditorium, and another version...

May 16, 2016

The small town of Keeler is an excellent place to wander about and sketch and paint. As a fan of architecture, I love the variety of quirky and unusual buildings. I spent a couple of afternoons there, doing both small sketchbook studies and finished paintings on Fabria...

May 9, 2016

I went to Lone Pine a few years ago for the annual Henry Fukuhara Paint Out. Watercolor artists from all over gather for this five-day workshop. We go from Lone Pine to the Alabama Hills and over to the small town of Keeler, on the shore of the Owens Lake. These next t...

April 18, 2016

I ended up filling a complete sketchbook on this trip, using both sides of most of the pages. The last blog post concluded with a night scene of a church in Jackson Square, where a wedding was taking place. After that, we wandered back through the throng of Mardi Gras...

April 15, 2016

We packed up and headed out to New Orleans for the weekend. It was a rainy Saturday morning. I was a passenger for once, so I had the opportunity to do some sketching during the ride. We went from Pensacola, through Alabama and Mississippi, and over and around bays, la...

April 6, 2016

It was early and still raining when we arrived at LAX. While we waited for our delayed flight (that was ultimately cancelled), I sketched the view from the waiting room. The trip was packed with delays, which allowed many opportunities to sketch the changing scenes and...

March 29, 2016

 

This next series continues my Kauai adventure starting with dinner at an outdoor restaurant, next to a waterfall and surrounded by Tiki torches. Following that are a few quick scenes zip lining across a tree-covered valley. The set concludes with more random scenes, s...

March 28, 2016

Here is a series of sketches from a trip I made to Kauai last year. All of the sketches were done in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook with a Sanford Uniball Micro pen and Holbein watercolors. As is my usual method for sketchbook work, I spend the time on location develop...

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