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Sketch Tour Portugal

SKETCH TOUR PORTUGAL

There is no doubt about how powerful sketching can be, and, on the top of that, how this community founded by Gabi Campanario, is showing...

Shanghai Lane Houses & cafe

SHANGHAI LANE HOUSES & CAFE

Trip to Shanghai last week to Puxi District with lots of interesting old lane houses. The houses are still occupied however mostly...

 
 
 
Views from a Swiss hospital

VIEWS FROM A SWISS HOSPITAL

Our first few days in Flims in eastern Switzerland passed just as we planned them, revisiting places where N had holidayed with her...

Reunited with my tribe in Porto

REUNITED WITH MY TRIBE IN PORTO

The ninth annual International Urban Sketchers Symposium in Porto was the fifth that I've attended. While the creative rush of attending...

 
 
 
The Stones of Venice: workshop results

THE STONES OF VENICE: WORKSHOP RESULTS

[by Mário Linhares , when in Venice, Italy] The workshop about John Ruskin's exhibition and work in Venice , past June 2-3 was a blast! Intense...

A frenetic rhythm for instructors in Porto!

A FRENETIC RHYTHM FOR INSTRUCTORS IN PORTO!

I was lucky again this year to give workshops at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Porto. I arrived two days before the start to prepare...

 
 
 
In a few strokes: The fertile ditch

IN A FEW STROKES: THE FERTILE DITCH

Ariane Lamusa and René Müller participate in " Arte en la Tierra 2018"with a pieze called "From Earth toHeaven 42.313061, -2.258574".They...

Holiday sketches with symposium included

HOLIDAY SKETCHES WITH SYMPOSIUM INCLUDED

. Currently living in New Zealand, we go every two years to our hometown on the south of Portugal to see the family and to be tourists...

 
 
 
The Red Violin on Nantucket

THE RED VIOLIN ON NANTUCKET

By Thomas Thorspecken Glen Weimer was kind enough to get me in to sketch the presentation of the Red Violin at the Nantucket Community...

Head Over Heels in Porto: USk Symposium 2018

HEAD OVER HEELS IN PORTO: USK SYMPOSIUM 2018

It's over, after so many months of anticipation. From getting the news on my 50th birthday that my workshop proposal had been accepted...

 
 
 
Life in grey

LIFE IN GREY

. No nothing to do with the popular raunchy novel series, but a grey paged sketchbook I picked up late last year. Intrigued by the...

Workshop: Sketch Now Think Later

WORKSHOP: SKETCH NOW THINK LATER

Looking for the perfect subject, angle, composition, materials and tools to use etc can take lots of time and bog you down even before...

 
 
 
In a few strokes: driftwoods

IN A FEW STROKES: DRIFTWOODS

Logronio, at the floodble soto of river Ebro. I am fascinated by the driftwoods, piled up at the foot of the trees, forming curious...

A Trip Through Spain in Black and White

A TRIP THROUGH SPAIN IN BLACK AND WHITE

This year I took off to Spain with a one-way ticket and no specific route in mind, eager to explore a country I'd always been drawn...

 
 
 
Sketch travel to Lisbon, Sintra, and Porto, Portugal

SKETCH TRAVEL TO LISBON, SINTRA, AND PORTO, PORTUGAL

I've participated Urban Sketchers International Symposium for six times, but this year I simply visited the Symposium site with two...

Drawing Attention August 2018

DRAWING ATTENTION AUGUST 2018

Remember to select FULL SCREEN. To read Drawing Attention August 2018 as a scrollable pdf,

 
 
 
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By Fred Lynch in Lisbon We worked side by side for almost two hours, but we did not work together. From time to time, he would walk...

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT

Together with my sister and her daughter, we accompany my mother to the Tan Tock Seng hospital for her appointment. My mother is 80...

 
 
 
At Puri's Jagannath Cart Festival

AT PURI'S JAGANNATH CART FESTIVAL

[Guest post by Kush Boradia in Puri, India] I had travelled from Mumbai to Puri, Orissa, in eastern India, to see the fabulous art...

In a few strokes: Red moon

IN A FEW STROKES: RED MOON

The day of the red moon I climbed a hill hoping to see a beautiful and lit rising satellite. I drew the landscape waiting for the miraculous...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

New Belgium Brewing East Coast Brewery / Perkins+Will

New Belgium Brewing East Coast Brewery / Perkins+Will

© Mark Herboth Photography Architects: Perkins+Will Location: Asheville, North Carolina, United States Lead Architects: Perkins+Will, NC Practice Area: 123350.0 ft2 Project... Read more ...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting,Nature Art, Aspen Leaf,”Fall Delight” by...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting,Nature Art, Aspen Leaf,”Fall Delight” by Colorado Artist Gerri Calpin

8"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas Black painted sides, ready to hang or display on table easel. $100 Read more ...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson Fine Art

6"x12"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel /Available SUMMER SALE PRICE $199 Read more ...

"End of the Evening" Original Impressionist landscape sunset oil painting by...

"End of the Evening" Original Impressionist landscape sunset oil painting by Janice Trane Jones

"End of the Evening" is an original 18 x 36 x 1.5 oil on a canvas wrap. This is a large landscape painting of the last light of the night just as the vivid colors light up the... Read more ...

MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura

MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura

© Felipe Cantillana Architect: Altamarea arquitectura Location: Pichilemu, Chile Architects In Charge: Gonzalo Herreros Area: 290.0 m2 Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Felipe... Read more ...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson Fine Art

6"x12"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel /Available SUMMER SALE PRICE $199 Read more ...

True North / Alain Carle Architecte

True North / Alain Carle Architecte

© Adrien Williams Architects: Alain Carle Architecte Location: Cornwall, Canada Area: 513.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Adrien Williams Conception Team: Christian Aubin... Read more ...

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 386

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 386

X-23. 2018. Gouache on mixed media board, 9 × 12″. (Claws also made from Strathmore Mixed Media Board) gouache washes to hone the drawing decided to add a hand pencils Read more ...

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

NEDERLAND,TEXAS WINDMILL MUSEUM 8/14/2018 10:01:20 PM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Landscape Artist Comment on this I painted this Nederalnd Texas Windmill Museum as part of a... Read more ...

Bahçeköy House / Habif Architects

Bahçeköy House / Habif Architects

© Gürkan Akay Architects: Habif Architects Location: Istanbul, Turkey Project Team: Hakan Habif, Setenay Erkul Area: 1700.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Gürkan Akay ©... Read more ...