¡Hermoso encuentro Usk Dijon, evento nacional en Francia!

[by Marion Rivolier in Paris] Each year, Urban Sketchers France, the group of French sketchers organizes a national meeting. This year, it was in Dijon, a beautiful and picturesque city in Burgundy. On Saturday, I start painting the “scenographic” house, a large curving courtyard, offering a real theater to visitors. The blue door is surmounted by an […]

Refuge in St James’s Square

[By James Hobbs in London] “When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden,” as the Minnie Aumonier quote goes. London’s garden squares, which I have blogged about before, can play the same calming role as a place of refuge and reflection. To sit in the 300-year-old St James’s Square […]

Impresiones de Vancouver

[Guest Post by Jose de Juan in Vancouver] After living in the UK for a couple of years I moved to Vancouver for work. Where London was a sketcher’s paradise with its variety of people, public transport, and monuments, Vancouver seemed a bit void of texture by comparison. But with some time to explore, its […]

Bringing the Garden Inside

[By Marcia Milner-Brage, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA] In autumn, the change of the season is always a shock, a poignant time, here in the Upper Midwest. In the first days of November, even with the waning light, tuberous begonias were at their peak in outside window boxes; my kitchen garden was still supplying peppers […]

Bocetos romanos, primeros días del Año Nuevo

No hay mucho que contar de Roma en el nuevo año, aparte de que la hermosa ciudad y sus ruinas siguen en pie. Hablando más en serio, ha sido un placer redescubrir la belleza de la técnica de los trois crayons de Watteu, con sólo tres colores. El descubrimiento aligeró mucho mi equipo de dibujo y me permitió [...]

Algunas obras de 2013 / Chehel Sotoun

Feliz año nuevo mis queridos amigos. Os deseo salud y felicidad a todos. Por supuesto, como dije aquí, el año nuevo comienza con la primavera en Irán. Hoy está nevando en Isfahan después de unos 3 años y la gente está muy contenta. He decidido mostraros algunas de mis nuevas obras de Chehel Sotoun [...]

Japanese Garden Festival

Just north of Los Angeles is Descanso Gardens, a lovely botanical garden in the foothills.  My favorite part is the Japanese Garden, which hosts an annual fall festival.  I am crazy about kimonos, and went to sketch a kimono show put on by the Los Angeles Kimono Club…and learned a few things about kimono dressing. […]

edificio intrigante...

In the beginning of September on my way back from Cascais (Lisbon area), I came across this intriguing building that made me get off the train to go investigate (and draw …). It´s the Champalimaud Foundation headquarters, located along the waterfront in Pedrouços, that besides the surrounding gardens, has a secluded tropical garden inside, of […]

14.00 h, 22-09-2012, Museo Geffrye, Londres

19×19 cm, oil on panel, 2012 Take a look, the discerning visitor of London –  this is my second best place to take in the essence of Englishness in the midst of East London (first best is Dennis Severer’s House, sorry Geffrye Museum); quaint period interiors, the gardens and afternoon tea – all there  and the good […]