Sketches from a trip to Wales and England - Spring 2019

 

The short video shows many of my sketches from the Wales/England trip I recently enjoyed.  As I photographed my sketchbooks I noticed that the collection of sketches is different form those I've done on previous trips.  I can see in these sketches that I was less focused.

Usually when...

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Love your sketchbook! The more you sketch ... the better you get!

bookbinding sketchbooks May 29, 2019
 

I'm addicted to making my own sketchbooks.  I can make them any size, use any combination of paper, recycle my favorite shopping bags and boxes, make them thick for home and thin for travel!

 I used old watercolor paintings for the covers of the sketchbooks pictured above. 

You...

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 9 - 1970's

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 9

Sketches from the 1970's

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 10 - Trumpet Parts, Squiggle Drawings and Bathroom Inspiration

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 10

February 2, 2012 to June 6, 2012

Trumpet Parts, Squiggle Drawings and Bathroom Inspiration

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Capturing Moments of Discovery

 

Capturing Moments of Discovery in an accordion journey journal

It's about an hour an a half hike up and over the'Little Skirrid',the smaller hill of Ysgyryd Fach from the shepherd hut at Chapel Cottage Studio in Llanddewi Rhydderch. Rain was predicted for the evening.  I had been...

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 12 - Sketching in Provence - 2014

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 12

Sketching in Provence - 2014

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 11 - Sketching in Great Britain with Black and Sepia Inks

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 11

Sketching in Great Britain with black and sepia inks

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Sketching in Wales

March 15, 2019

A week from tomorrow I will board a plane and begin my eight week adventure in Wales and England! This will be the first spring in the UK.  I've only explored there in the autumn and I'm looking forward to experiencing the blankets of bluebells that cover the rolling hills and...

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Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Four - Values Shapes Dominance

Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Four

Values - Shapes - Dominance

Part Four of a Twelve Part weekly posting of sketches created while exploring the UK in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  These sketches are a sneak preview of the techniques I'll be teaching in Wales this May at Chapel Cottage...

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