Category Archives: urban sketchers

WWM: Day 15, Canvas Project, Bedlam!

  BEDLAM! I have the word “BEDLAM” for my entry into the Canvas Project 2018… I started with sketches, as I only have one canvas! I saw Yaman coming at me one night! Bedlam is when the “kittens” get CRAZY … Continue reading

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Florian Afflerbach: Der Zeichner

Florian Afflerbach was an amazing urban sketcher and architect. I wish I’d known him; I wrote to him once to tell him how his drawings were an inspiration to me… I’ve seen many many architects turn to art, but Florian’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

Our babies are a year old this weekend! Hard for me to believe they were never ours… So glad we found them! We know less about Sammy’s birth, but we’ve always thought the old man was born in the sign … Continue reading

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Usk: Sellwood

Wednesday we made a day of buying eyeglass frames, lunch out, and shopping in Sellwood. Apparently in my mind today Mitchell has a round face!  AAACK! The Monkey Fist was yummy *when is brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans ever NOT … Continue reading

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Tools: BIG Changes in My Travel Palette

I’ve been asked about my travel palette and here is the primary palette, though I have others,  which I’ll talk about later. I have had this basic palette for two years with the exception of adding Da Vinci’s Rose Dore … Continue reading

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Finished Fabriano Journal

I’ve not liked the A4 Fabriano Journal. On the upside, the company was responsive to my issues. They sent me replacements, but I think the paper is just not up to snuff. It pills easily, and the color sits on … Continue reading

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USk: City Market and Blue Moon Cafe

I was just getting sick the weekend of the USk worldwide walk. I managed a couple of sketches that were not painted until later — I’ve wanted to paint the marigold City Market in Autumn against fiery trees… now that … Continue reading

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