Red tiles. Blue tiles. Iron bridges. Baroque churches. Towering monuments. Thirsty lions. Sweet wine. A magic bookstore. Civic pride. Porto. Ponto.

All these years in the Pacific Northwest have taught me never to let rain dampen my sketching plans. Unless is cold and windy, there’s always…

The Castle of Montemolín, “el castillo” as I’ve called it since I was a kid, is one of more than 300 medieval fortresses embedded in…

Had a lot of fun teaching “urban sketching on foot” today with a fantastic group of students. The class was part of the School of…

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…

I had the privilege of teaching my Pocket Urban Sketching workshop to three groups of international sketchers during the 9th Urban Sketchers Symposium held in Porto a few…

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…

The summer edition of my Cloud 9 Art School urban sketching workshop in charming Bothell, WA., attracted a great group of participants. They came from…

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…

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