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...
Review of a Vintage Winsor Newton Travel Palette

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...
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...
Rediscovering my Art Supplies in the Arizona Desert

Rediscovering my Art Supplies in the Arizona Desert

In 2012 I rediscovered my art supplies that were in storage for years, and decided to get reacquainted. So I threw sketchbooks, pens, and paints into a backpack and flew to Phoenix, rented a car, and drove out to the desert to commune with the warm sun, cactuses, and...
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...