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The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park

THE JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN IN BALBOA PARK

I am still exploring Direct Watercolor and using it in my Urban Sketches. It is a lot easier drawing from a photograph while practicing...

A Sketch Outside National Gallery

A SKETCH OUTSIDE NATIONAL GALLERY

Colour washes were added later to a sketch I did on location on the steps outside National Gallery on 18 May. On that day I did the...

 
 
 
You Must Ask

YOU MUST ASK

Continuing on my sketchbook investigation of family history and immigration. Often when I'm drawing, I think I'm invisible. People...

Parkland Florida Memorial

PARKLAND FLORIDA MEMORIAL

By Thomas Thorspecken - Orlando FL I spent the morning sketching jury selection for the Noor Salman Trial here in Orlando and then...

 
 
 
Sketching in Caminha

SKETCHING IN CAMINHA

Caminha, a small village North of Portugal, has a river on one side and, on the other side you can see Spain. There we have the notion...

New Kingpin

NEW KINGPIN

The old beast failed it's latest Warrant. We have this thing called a 'Warrant of Fitness', it's a basic test of road worthiness, they...

 
 
 
A Day ‘Well' Spent - Sketching Around Satara

A DAY ‘WELL' SPENT - SKETCHING AROUND SATARA

The urban sketchers of Pune meet every Sunday morning and 150 such meets were done. It was a milestone which the group decided to mark...

Time travel

TIME TRAVEL

On last month's sketchcrawl with the London chapter, I discovered a new part of the city. Three Mills Island is only about 10 minutes'...

 
 
 
In motion and waiting-in-place in Brooklyn and Manhattan

IN MOTION AND WAITING-IN-PLACE IN BROOKLYN AND MANHATTAN

It's true I do a lot of drawing on the subway. Somehow public transportation invites depiction. It must be the combination of motion...

São Paulo shoemaker's eye-catching mess

SÃO PAULO SHOEMAKER'S EYE-CATCHING MESS

I made this drawing of Mr. Mavi, the shoemaker, and his workshop at Paula Ferreira Avenue in São Paulo. I went there to get the zipper...

 
 
 
Espadana complex

ESPADANA COMPLEX

Espadana complex is a beautiful handicraft shops complex on the eastern side of Naqsh-e Jahan square. It also has some coffee shops...

Renters

RENTERS

[by Fred Lynch in Providence, Rhode Island] Continuing on my sketching journey of ancestry and immigration. This is the house where...

 
 
 
Scrapped cars tell stories in Desguace San Miguel

SCRAPPED CARS TELL STORIES IN DESGUACE SAN MIGUEL

[Guest Post by Luz Vega in Arcos de la Frontera] A few days ago a group of sketchers visited the car scrapyard of San Miguel , in Arcos...

Early springtime in Montreal, where it was still winter

EARLY SPRINGTIME IN MONTREAL, WHERE IT WAS STILL WINTER

Some pleasant hours at Montreal's fabulous Cat Café. There are some ground rules: for example, let the cats set the boundaries. Getting...

 
 
 
Road trip scenes from San Francisco to Vancouver

ROAD TRIP SCENES FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO VANCOUVER

[Guest post by Barbara Gao in San Francisco] To mark the occasion of a recent job change, I decided to take on a challenge that has...

Elvas

ELVAS

An orange tree, a centennial olive tree and a path to walk.

 
 
 
Sketches of Youngsanjae Ritual at Bongwonsa Temple, Seoul

SKETCHES OF YOUNGSANJAE RITUAL AT BONGWONSA TEMPLE, SEOUL

The colorful scene of Youngsanjae Ritual ceremony, pen and watercolor, / 400 years old zelkova tree in front of the 3000 Buddhas Hall...

Distant Relatives

DISTANT RELATIVES

[by Fred Lynch in Providence, Rhode Island] Continuing on my sketching journey of ancestry and immigration. My great-grandfather Colburn...

 
 
 
Music masters living in Las Alpujarras

MUSIC MASTERS LIVING IN LAS ALPUJARRAS

Las Alpujarras started to be known abroad by the stay and writings of Hispanist Gerard Brenan ( South From Granada : Seven Years in...

Watercolor cafe

WATERCOLOR CAFE

[by Ekaterina Khozatskaya in Saint-Petersburg, Russia] Cover: Ordinary People cafe Coffee and wine. Water for doggies. Inga at the...

 
 
 



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 ...

House Renovation / FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects

House Renovation / FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects

© Yoshihiro Asada Architects: FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects Location: Japan Lead Architects: Kouichi Kimura Area: 140.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Yoshihiro Asada ©... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Painting “Brilliant Forest 2” by Illinois...

Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Painting “Brilliant Forest 2” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg

This beautiful painting is an original abstract acrylic painting with vivid, bright, glorious hot pinks, hot oranges, purples, periwinkle and gold. 18"x24" Acrylic on... Read more ...

A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

As a representational artist, I have appreciated the ingenuity of abstract painters. I've tried my hand at abstract acrylic painting and found it fun, liberating, yet... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Red Beneath 180116" by Colorado Mixed...

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Red Beneath 180116" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

I thought of calling this painting "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat", but that name was already taken. When you see the patchwork of all the different colors... Read more ...

SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort / onion

SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort / onion

© Wworkspace , Wison Tungthunya Architects: onion Location: Ko Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand Lead Architects: Siriyot Chaiamnuay, Arisara Chaktranon Area... Read more ...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art "Stormy Waters-Study I" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life" Original 8"x10" poured acrylic abstract beach seascape painting on 140 lb archival paper. $85.00 Read more ...

Lollipops painting

Lollipops painting

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Contemporary Two Sided Fine Art Sculpture “Waterways” by Santa Fe...

Contemporary Two Sided Fine Art Sculpture “Waterways” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Side A Side B There are six layers of painting fused together into one sculpture with two different views. One side depicts varying levels of waterways and the other shows the... Read more ...

Frozen Bubble Formations and Shards of Snow Captured in Alaska's Swamps and...

Frozen Bubble Formations and Shards of Snow Captured in Alaska's Swamps and Ponds by Ryota Kajita

Japanese photographer Ryota Kajita has captured the strange ice patterns of Alaska's interior swamps and ponds for the last eight years as a part of his Ice Formations series... Read more ...

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Tickling Time" by International...

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Tickling Time" by International Contemporary Seascape Artist Arrachme

Contemporary Seascape Paintings. Take a journey over the the horizon through time to that peaceful place that you know so well. The behavior of matter circling into dimensional... Read more ...