Notes from an Artistic Journey

Celebrity Duck Takes Manhattan!

Feeling bruised after an expensive and somewhat painful dental appointment, I took a detour into Central Park to lighten my spirits.  Walking by the pond by 59th Street and 5th Avenue, in the shadow of the Plaza Hotel, I noticed a crowd pressed at the edge of the...

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Urban Sketching in Porto and Madrid

Getting to Portugal for the international Urban Sketchers Symposium was not difficult, but demanded some tricky connections as I started off from Maine.  So I took a ride on an 8 seater Cessna from Rockland to Boston where I caught a flight to Madrid.  I was able to...

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Sketching at the Museo del Prado

This past summer after the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Porto I flew to Madrid where I spent time sketching in the Museo del Prado.  This amazing world-class museum is bursting with gems of art history and Spanish culture, along with a strict policy that bans...

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Review of a Vintage Winsor Newton Travel Palette

This is a review of a vintage Winsor Newton travel watercolor palette I scored on Ebay.  I don’t know the model number or year it was made and if anyone has this info I would appreciate if you passed it on. I’ve been using a metal travel palette with 14 half pans and...

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Welcome to My New Website!

Welcome to my new website, which assembles a good portion of my creative output into one place that is easily viewable and searchable.  My sketchbooks, photos, paintings, blog posts, and videos are all represented here. When I started this project I was surprised how...

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My New Canine Sketch Partner

Two years ago when coming back from a medical conference I picked up a puppy in Ohio and drove over 450 miles back to NYC.  The drive took 2 days and we did some serious bonding, taking our time sketching along the way.  Here is our journey… Our first stop was a...

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