Five squares in London’s spring

[By James Hobbs in London] Think of a square in London, and it will probably be Trafalgar Square or Leicester Square, perhaps Parliament or Sloane. Among the paved piazzas are hundreds of garden squares, providing greenery and tranquility in the centre of the city. With the arrival of spring, they are probably at their best. […]

The Hidden Gardens of Alcatraz

[By San Francisco Bay Area Sketchers in San Francisco] On April 7, 2018, San Francisco Sketchers were invited to go to the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary for a private tour of the hidden gardens created by the inmates. It was a prison for the worst criminals, and was closed in 1963. Escape was supposedly impossible since the […]

Прогулка по экзотическим садам Палермо

[Гостевой пост Марии Франчески Старрабба в Палермо, Италия] [Перевод с итальянского Белизы Мендес] Моя страсть к садам заставляет меня выбирать приятные места, богатые растительностью, во время моих вылазок на пленэр. В Ботаническом саду Палермо (см. эскиз выше) я недавно делала наброски под сенью гигантской смоковницы (Ficus [...]).

В Андалусии, от Кадиса до Херес-де-ла-Фронтера, много оттенков зеленого.

Рисунки Шэрон Фрост. Кадис. Аламеда Аподака. Un pescador. (Рыбак) Стивен читает в Аламеде Аподака - наше последнее утро в Кадисе.dd Подпись. (Стивен читает в Аламеде - наше последнее утро в Кадисе.) Херес де ла Фронтера. Баррио Сантьяго. Дом Росаледа. Calcetines en el tenedor en el jardín. (Носки на веревке в [...].

Внести сад в дом

[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 […]

Drawing in an Urban Garden

I have a special fondness for gardens, parks and green spaces where people come to unwind and enjoy a little nature in the middle of a city…here are sketches made at a favorite of mine, Descanso Gardens, in La Canada, California, in the hills above Los Angeles…

Упоминание о Urban Sketchers в журнале Walter, журнал города Роли, штат Северная Каролина.

Для иллюстраций дендрария J C Raulston в Роли для городского журнала я использовал различные инструменты и стили зарисовки, пытаясь дать ощущение визуального разнообразия этого места. Эта статья появилась в номере журнала Walter за июнь-июль 2013 года... названного, конечно же, в честь сэра Уолтера Рэли!

Potfest weekend in the Lake District

This weekend, John and I made a flying visit to the Lake District. We leapt in the car on Friday night straight after work:  We have some old friends who live right on the northern border of the national park, very close to the coast, and they invited us to visit and go to Potfest with them […]

More Spanish drawing, across New York City, as the term moves to a close.

At this point I can’t get on the subway without trying to think in Spanish, or at least read. And since I do so much drawing in the subway as well I’m beginning to associate the two. And I suppose I’m beginning to draw in Spanish. Inevitable. My husband have both been studying Spanish for […]