Sketching for the Second Time in San Juan Capistrano

by Shiho Nakaza in San Juan Capistrano, California USA My fellow Los Angels correspondent Virginia and our sketching friends Chris and John and I went to Mission San Juan Capistrano together for the second time since sketching last summer. This time we enjoyed meeting Frank Ching and Gail Wong, who were visiting Orange County to […]

Line to Color Workshop in Orange County

May 1-3,  Frank Ching and I went to Southern California to give our Line to Color Workshop.  This workshop was initiated through the Orange County AIA Emerging Professionals Program.  It was also opened up to the community through the Urban Sketchers Workshop Program.  We ended up with a great mix of architects and non-architects…from beginners […]

Where the swallows return…

Mission San Juan Capistrano made a splendid destination yesterday, thanks to the great planning of my fellow Los Angeles correspondent, Shiho Nakaza (see Shiho’s post!).  Shiho, Chris Ruiz-Velasco, John Banh and I took the train from Los Angeles–and stepped off at a place that transported us to the Southern California of my childhood, surrounded by […]

Minivacaciones en la Misión de San Juan Capistrano

I enjoyed a mini-sketching trip to San Juan Capistrano with my fellow Los Angeles correspondent Virginia and our sketching friends John and Chris. We took the Metrolink train, which added to the vacation mood – and it was a lot more relaxing than driving 70 miles/113 km each way. Mission San Juan Capistrano is right […]

San Juan Capistrano

According to legend, the swallows return every year on this day (March 19) to Mission San Juan Capistrano, so I thought I’d post a sketch I did there, as seen across the railroad tracks.