Urban Sketching in Porto and Madrid

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...
Sketching at the Museo del Prado

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...
My New Canine Sketch Partner

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...
A Plein Air Setup for Large-Scale Urban Sketching

A Plein Air Setup for Large-Scale Urban Sketching

I find sketching to be an antidote to the high-tech, socially networked, Instagrammed world we live in. After a year of sketching in a small sketchbook I decided to go larger, but this meant upgrading my equipment. I’d been looking for a plein air rig that would do...
Poetry in the Subway

Poetry in the Subway

The New York City subway is not the place you’d expect poetry, but I try to capture it in my art.  I carry my sketchbooks every day down under the streets as I commute back and forth to work.  My on-the-spot sketches are done in pencil, fountainpen, ink markers,...
Watercolor and Urban Sketching in Italy

Watercolor and Urban Sketching in Italy

Last May I spent time in Rome and Tuscany, eating wonderful food, drinking wine, and sketching the city and countryside where opportunities to make and view art abound.  These are my choices of the best images from my trip. Take the stairs down to the banks of the...