Three times a year, I’ve been teaching a weekend-long urban sketching workshop in downtown Bothell, WA., a charming river town 15 miles north of Seattle….

Too big to draw. Too little time. Those thoughts may stop an urban sketcher from attempting to capture awesome scenes. Yet it can be done…

You know urban sketching is a big deal when the mayor of the town where you are teaching a workshop comes out to greet you…

It’s a nice 65-degrees and breezy summer evening and I’m wrapping up the day with some direct-to-watercolor nature urban sketching, looking out the backyard. This…

Even a direct-to-watercolor sketch can be tackled in a relatively short time when you work on a handy pocket-size sketchbook. With an unexpected half-an-hour to…

A pocket-size sketchbook and simple drawing tools are all you need to start recording impressions of your city or the places you visit. I shared…

Some rain, wind and colder than usual weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of participants who attended my urban sketching event in Victoria B.C. over the…

Meetup with urban sketchers from all over greater Barcelona. We sketched around my childhood stomping grounds in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. An emotional encounter for me,…

This morning I joined my fearless trail-running buddies Ben and Ahmed for a power hike and trail-run to legendary Mailbox Peak near North Bend. It…

Hoping for a colorful mountain scene during this morning’s trail run with Ben and Ahmed, I decided to carry my iPad in my backpack. Unfortunately,…

Earlier in my urban sketching years, I thought I had discovered the holy grail when I saw people drawing with fountain pens. That’s how it’s…

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