I'm thrilled to be returning to Spain in December. The last time I was there was in 2004 with my daughter, Nicole. Of my three children, Nicole was the only one I hadn't had travel adventures with and I wanted to build a stronger bond before she left the nest. It turns out that...
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...
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;...
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...
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...
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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