From the driver's seat

On the road trip from new Jersey to The Outer Banks of North Carolina, Tom and I stopped along the way for a bit of WRITE AND DRAW, a variation of the game Drive and Draw that I play when on a solo road trip.  At one of our stops, Tom wrote a couple of paragraphs describing his...

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

Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Four

Values - Shapes - Dominance

What do I look for when I'm out in the world sketching? What are the questions I ask myself before I touch my pen or brush to the paper?

Question 1: What grabs my attention?

Question 2: Why does (blank) grab my attention: shape;...

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Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Three - Twenty Steps

 

Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Three - Twenty Steps

Posted: February 28, 2019

The video above was filmed many years ago on a cold, winter day in Ashville, North Carolina shortly after I invented one of my drawing/painting games.  Taking twenty steps and forcing myself to draw something...

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Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Two

Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Two

Posted: February 21, 2019

Part Two 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 Studio in...

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Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part One

Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part one

Posted: February 14, 2019

As a sneak preview of the techniques I'll be teaching in May of 2019 at Chapel Cottage Studio in Abergavenny. I'm posting examples from my travels in Bristol, London, Abergavenny, Swansea, St. Ives and the little stops between....

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Sketching on the train to New York City

 

January 30, 2019

Yesterday I treated myself to meditative sketching instead of drawing train seats, tops of a heads bent over cell phones and luggage rails.

My destination in NYC was the Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.  Fortunately, the Hilma af Klint exhibition is still...

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