Category Archives: Studio

Virtual York

I joined Urban Sketchers Yorkshire today in their new-ish “Virtual Yorkshire Sketch” group on Facebook as they sketched in York. This is the Perky Peacock coffee shop on the Lendal Bridge. It’s from my own photo, taken during an October … Continue reading

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Virtual Mill

Annette Morris’s photo of the Saint Chinian windmill in Languedoc area of France, from the Virtual Sketchwalk group. The Moulin du Rocher is a grain mill that was fully restored in 2000 and offers spectacular panoramic views of Saint Chinian … Continue reading

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A new holiday

Yes, it’s Flag Day today and my small version is out on the front lawn. It is also the 74th birthday of He Who is the Death of Us  (POTUS 45). As a result, the idea has been passed around … Continue reading

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Screen people

Here’s another page of people from screens.  Two are from photos.  Two are sketched “live” while on video conference.   (9×12 mixed media Bee Super Deluxe sketchbook, ballpoint pen or pencil). I attended the 3.5 hour Sketchbook Skool workshop with France … Continue reading

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Follow along

This was the first time I tried a paint along project via YouTube.  It was by a Yorkshire Urban Sketcher whose workshop I’d hoped to take when I was there last October.  But I’d missed it by a week or … Continue reading

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Flamingos

Another group with which I’m participating is the Virtual Sketchwalk one on Facebook. One of the Admins posts a large number of photos from a location, usually shared by one of the members.  We select any we want from which … Continue reading

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Aspirational

As an “artist in residence” during this time of self-isolation, I’ve joined a couple more on-line drawing groups.   One is “Virtual Sketchwalk” in which we can only draw from photos, our own or those shared for use by the group. … Continue reading

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Daily pages

For about a week I’ve been doing visual journal pages, though I missed 2 days. I’m inspired by the pages of Kimberly Guilmette in the Sketchbook Skool private site for members. I can’t do a link as you have to … Continue reading

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Balloon

I’m doing Inktober52. The prompt for this week is “balloon”. I used my urban sketching style but sketched this from a photo. It’s a scale model of the Montgolfier Brothers’ Balloon that hangs in the lobby of the Museum of … Continue reading

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Pelicans

I spent half the day in a group workshop. Frances had the idea to study art books and techniques and invited a few friends to join her. Today was our first meeting, at which we reviewed the content of Steven … Continue reading

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