The workshop I just taught at #USkPorto2018 was about using a pocket-size notebook for urban sketching. That format may seem small, but there’s a lot…

June gloom has spilled a bit into July. But I’m OK with that. It still looks beautiful by the Puget Sound.

Here’s a nice souvenir from the workshop I taught in Bothell this past weekend: a video-collage shared by workshop participant Karen Hoelscher, of Bellingham. The…

Inspired by the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 online challenge going around. Good weather sure helps when you are painting with watercolors outdoors. DANIEL SMITH: Artists’ Materials watercolors on…

Join me for a weekend of learning, sketching and exploration in Bothell, a former logging and farming town located 15 miles northeast of Seattle near Lake Washington and Woodinville wine country.

Hey, fans of the Procreate app, did you see the major update to Pocket Procreate that just happened a few days ago? Now the iPhone version of…

Hing Hay Park is just a small square. It only takes a half-a-block in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. But the colorful place lives…

This bell tower is a landmark in Ballard, a Seattle neighborhood that was its own independent city back in the early 1900s. The bell was…

Summary: A crash course in urban sketching with a basic tool kit consisting of a pocket sketchbook, pencil, pen and watercolors. If you are interested…

I recently redrew one of my pocket sketchbook drawings to illustrate one of my Seattle Times posts.

Spent the afternoon hiking to the Linville Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Then, sketching heaven happened.

Sitting on the grass in front of my father-in-law’s house. Bic pen and watercolor on Zeta Series Stillman & Birn pocket sketchbook. 1 minute 10 seconds time-lapse video.

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