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Meantime

MEANTIME

This month's meet up for the London chapter was Greenwich, a beautiful spot by the Thames, full of historic buildings and very popular...

Amsterdam: A Sizzling Symposium

AMSTERDAM: A SIZZLING SYMPOSIUM

As soon as I arrived, I could see immediately why Amsterdam had been an easy win as a symposium host. Its extraordinary architecture,...

 
 
 
Behind the Lamppost

BEHIND THE LAMPPOST

Both the accused billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and my great-great-great-grandmother Ellen O'Day died at the same place. It's...

January on the F train in Brooklyn

JANUARY ON THE F TRAIN IN BROOKLYN

Two books on the F train. On the way to Spanish class. The subway has become a home to me, in a way. It lets me live without owning...

 
 
 
In a few strokes: Glasgow Green

IN A FEW STROKES: GLASGOW GREEN

Occasionally a tree or someone lying under its shade, serve as a reference in the vast and fresh esplanades of Glasgow Green

USK Symposium Amsterdam 2019

USK SYMPOSIUM AMSTERDAM 2019

Big thanks to the organisers for the USK Symposium Amsterdam 2019 for inviting me to cover the event. Just like all USK symposiums...

 
 
 
Diaries of a historic city (1)

DIARIES OF A HISTORIC CITY (1)

There are many attractions in this old city. It is hard to express their traditions and their habits in their daily life, but I usually...

“Hello, Sketcher!” Thoughts from the 2019 USk Symposium

“HELLO, SKETCHER!” THOUGHTS FROM THE 2019 USK SYMPOSIUM

[By Mark Alan Anderson, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] (An edited version of this story will appear in the September 2019...

 
 
 
In a few strokes: the old subway station

IN A FEW STROKES: THE OLD SUBWAY STATION

This relic of Glasgow is one of those small and forceful buildings, of live sandstone stained with iron oxide. It looks like a cake,...

Rome Workshop, 2019

ROME WORKSHOP, 2019

ROMEDrawing Workshop, spring 2019 What I learned as a Teacher? 1. Observation: Easy to teach, difficult to learn because regards Concentration,...

 
 
 
Sketching with visitors from Australia

SKETCHING WITH VISITORS FROM AUSTRALIA

By Lydia Velarde in , Sketching at Balboa Park with the San Diego Urban Sketchers. It's such a treat to welcome guests from all over...

In a few strokes: Frida

IN A FEW STROKES: FRIDA

When I sit down to draw, she stands in front, serene like a sphinx, and observes everything with the lack of modesty that innocence...

 
 
 
Beauties of the back of the square

BEAUTIES OF THE BACK OF THE SQUARE

On the back of the Naqshe-Jahan square, there are some beautiful views of the historic buildings. I have attracted to some of them...

Spanish Village, A Community of Art Studios

SPANISH VILLAGE, A COMMUNITY OF ART STUDIOS

By Lydia Velarde in , The Spanish Village Art Center is home to over 200 working artists. The Center is a beautiful place to sketch...

 
 
 
Drawing Attention August 2019

DRAWING ATTENTION AUGUST 2019

Drawing Attention August 2019 Remember to select FULL SCREEN. If you experience pop-up advertisements while reading Drawing Attention,

USk Amsterdam 2019: It's About The People

USK AMSTERDAM 2019: IT'S ABOUT THE PEOPLE

The 10th International USk Symposium has just wrapped up. It took place in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The 9th USk Symposium was...

 
 
 

NIGHT SKETCHING DC

Amsterdam. The End!

AMSTERDAM. THE END!

[By Gwen Glotin, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] This morning, the last day began as usual at the Zuiderkerk, where everyone...

 
 
 
What's in your bag?

WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG?

[By Mark Alan Anderson, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] Over the past couple of days of this symposium, I have noticed...

The last Sketch Walk. Mission accomplished!

THE LAST SKETCH WALK. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

[By Orling Dominguez, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] Sadly, the last day of the symposium has arrived. The last sketch...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado Landscape, Fine Art...

Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado Landscape, Fine Art Oil Painting,“Sunshine and Thunder” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

If there are any people out there, the ones under the downpour think it is a stormy day, the ones on the sunny meadow think it is a bright sunny day, and I think it is slightly... Read more ...

Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado Landscape, Fine Art...

Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado Landscape, Fine Art Oil Painting,“Sunshine and Thunder” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

If there are any people out there, the ones under the downpour think it is a stormy day, the ones on the sunny meadow think it is a bright sunny day, and I think it is slightly... Read more ...

Celebrating the Earth's Bounty - Myth of Pomona & Vertumnus - Gardens...

Celebrating the Earth's Bounty - Myth of Pomona & Vertumnus - Gardens, Orchards, & Finding Love

Francesco Melzi (1491-1568) Pomona & Vertumnus Pomona was the beautiful goddess of fruitful abundance in ancient Roman religion & myth. Pomona was said to be a wood nymph. The... Read more ...

KM House / Estudio Pablo Gagliardo

KM House / Estudio Pablo Gagliardo

© Ramiro Sosa Architects: Estudio Pablo Gagliardo Location: Rosario, Argentina Category: Houses Area: 365.0 m2 Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Ramiro Sosa Read more ...

Sunset, Contemporary Landscape Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Partners“...

Sunset, Contemporary Landscape Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Partners“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL The magenta colors of the sunset are reflected back in the shimmer of the water below. Small gold squares evoke a night sky. Framed in a black wood floater... Read more ...

8/22/19

8/22/19

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Studley Park House / March Studio

Studley Park House / March Studio

© Peter Bennetts Architects: March Studio Location: Melbourne, Australia Category: Houses Lead Architects: Rodney Eggleston Area: 450.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Peter... Read more ...

The Backyard House / AD9 Architects

The Backyard House / AD9 Architects

© Quang Tran Architects: AD9 Architects Location: Vietnam Category: Renovation Design Team: Nguyen Nho, Phan Trong Hiep, Dang Thanh Phat, Nguyen Duc Truyen Area: 76.0... Read more ...

Watercolor - Cottage Kitchen - and getting past the ugly stage in watercolor...

Watercolor - Cottage Kitchen - and getting past the ugly stage in watercolor painting

This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco . Cottage Kitchen 18.25 x 12.25 Watercolor on paper Getting Past Ugly in Art Making art often stalls in the... Read more ...

Azimute House / Arquitecturar

Azimute House / Arquitecturar

© Francisco Nogueira Architects: Arquitecturar Location: 7100 Santa Maria, Portugal Category: Lodging Lead Architects: João Calvino, Alexandre Ferreira Area: 572.0 m2 Project... Read more ...