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Behind the Lamppost

BEHIND THE LAMPPOST

Both the accused billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and my great-great-great-grandmother Ellen O'Day died at the same place. It's...

January on the F train in Brooklyn

JANUARY ON THE F TRAIN IN BROOKLYN

Two books on the F train. On the way to Spanish class. The subway has become a home to me, in a way. It lets me live without owning...

 
 
 
In a few strokes: Glasgow Green

IN A FEW STROKES: GLASGOW GREEN

Occasionally a tree or someone lying under its shade, serve as a reference in the vast and fresh esplanades of Glasgow Green

USK Symposium Amsterdam 2019

USK SYMPOSIUM AMSTERDAM 2019

Big thanks to the organisers for the USK Symposium Amsterdam 2019 for inviting me to cover the event. Just like all USK symposiums...

 
 
 
Diaries of a historic city (1)

DIARIES OF A HISTORIC CITY (1)

There are many attractions in this old city. It is hard to express their traditions and their habits in their daily life, but I usually...

“Hello, Sketcher!” Thoughts from the 2019 USk Symposium

“HELLO, SKETCHER!” THOUGHTS FROM THE 2019 USK SYMPOSIUM

[By Mark Alan Anderson, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] (An edited version of this story will appear in the September 2019...

 
 
 
In a few strokes: the old subway station

IN A FEW STROKES: THE OLD SUBWAY STATION

This relic of Glasgow is one of those small and forceful buildings, of live sandstone stained with iron oxide. It looks like a cake,...

Rome Workshop, 2019

ROME WORKSHOP, 2019

ROMEDrawing Workshop, spring 2019 What I learned as a Teacher? 1. Observation: Easy to teach, difficult to learn because regards Concentration,...

 
 
 
Sketching with visitors from Australia

SKETCHING WITH VISITORS FROM AUSTRALIA

By Lydia Velarde in , Sketching at Balboa Park with the San Diego Urban Sketchers. It's such a treat to welcome guests from all over...

In a few strokes: Frida

IN A FEW STROKES: FRIDA

When I sit down to draw, she stands in front, serene like a sphinx, and observes everything with the lack of modesty that innocence...

 
 
 
Beauties of the back of the square

BEAUTIES OF THE BACK OF THE SQUARE

On the back of the Naqshe-Jahan square, there are some beautiful views of the historic buildings. I have attracted to some of them...

Spanish Village, A Community of Art Studios

SPANISH VILLAGE, A COMMUNITY OF ART STUDIOS

By Lydia Velarde in , The Spanish Village Art Center is home to over 200 working artists. The Center is a beautiful place to sketch...

 
 
 
Drawing Attention August 2019

DRAWING ATTENTION AUGUST 2019

Drawing Attention August 2019 Remember to select FULL SCREEN. If you experience pop-up advertisements while reading Drawing Attention,

USk Amsterdam 2019: It's About The People

USK AMSTERDAM 2019: IT'S ABOUT THE PEOPLE

The 10th International USk Symposium has just wrapped up. It took place in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The 9th USk Symposium was...

 
 
 

NIGHT SKETCHING DC

Amsterdam. The End!

AMSTERDAM. THE END!

[By Gwen Glotin, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] This morning, the last day began as usual at the Zuiderkerk, where everyone...

 
 
 
What's in your bag?

WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG?

[By Mark Alan Anderson, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] Over the past couple of days of this symposium, I have noticed...

The last Sketch Walk. Mission accomplished!

THE LAST SKETCH WALK. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

[By Orling Dominguez, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] Sadly, the last day of the symposium has arrived. The last sketch...

 
 
 
Always look for a reason for making the sk

ALWAYS LOOK FOR A REASON FOR MAKING THE SK

[By Mark Alan Anderson, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] It is our final morning and everyone seems to be moving much more...

Last day. Is it really over? No, please.!

LAST DAY. IS IT REALLY OVER? NO, PLEASE.!

[By Orling Dominguez, 2019 symposium correspondent, in Amsterdam] Last day of the symposium and the energy is still high among the...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Yongnian Food Market, Julu Foods Group / Roarc Renew

Yongnian Food Market, Julu Foods Group / Roarc Renew

© Freeman Architects: Roarc Renew Location: Shanghai, China Category: Market Principal Architect: Zhenqi Bai Design Team: Leqian Xu, Huiqin Lu, Mengxuan Sheng, Junyi Yang... Read more ...

HEYTEA Store at Hongqiao Xintiandi, Shanghai / DAS Lab

HEYTEA Store at Hongqiao Xintiandi, Shanghai / DAS Lab

© Feng Shao Interiors Designers: DAS Lab Location: Hongqiao Xintiandi, Shanghai, China Category: Interior Design Principal Designer: Jingze Li Design Team: Yu Qian, Guo Xiang... Read more ...

Contemporary Expressionist Still Life Fine Art Painting “Life Abound II” by...

Contemporary Expressionist Still Life Fine Art Painting “Life Abound II” by Oklahoma Artist Nancy Junkin

Large Acrylic Painting on Canvas/SOLD Commissions are welcome! Read more ...

House in Arada / Nelson Resende

House in Arada / Nelson Resende

© João Morgado Architects: Nelson Resende Location: Arada, Portugal Category: Renovation Area: 2152.78 ft2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: João Morgado Read more ...

Granholmen Summer Cottage / Bornstein Lyckefors + Josefine Wikholm

Granholmen Summer Cottage / Bornstein Lyckefors + Josefine Wikholm

© Carl Axel Bejre Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors , Josefine Wikholm Location: Luleå Ö, Sweden Category: Houses Lead Architects: Josefine Wikholm, Andreas Lyckefors Area: 40.0... Read more ...

Geologic Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Anasazi" by Colorado Artist Carol Nelson

Geologic Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Anasazi" by Colorado Artist Carol Nelson

This abstract is in my geologic series. It is heavily textured and has gold and aluminum foils underlying parts of the painting, giving it a soft metallic glow. 36"x24"x1.5... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “The 7th Dimension“ by Santa...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “The 7th Dimension“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... The story this little painting tells is about the layers of time and space. The 7th dimension holds all the other ones simultaneously beyond time. It is... Read more ...

Landscape Desigen of Langting House / antao

Landscape Desigen of Langting House / antao

© Xiao Wang Landscape Design: antao Location: Qingdao, Shandong, China Category: Landscape Lead Architects: Min Zhan Design Team: Jian Chen, Jiao Fen, Bin Huang, Jing Xu... Read more ...

Fitzroy Lane House / Kennedy Nolan

Fitzroy Lane House / Kennedy Nolan

© Derek Swalwell Architects: Kennedy Nolan Location: Fitzroy, Australia Category: Houses Lead Architects: Patrick Kennedy, Rachel Nolan, Matilda Blazey, Frank Vedelago Area... Read more ...

Contemporary Expressionist Bold Still Life Flower Art Painting “Saturday...

Contemporary Expressionist Bold Still Life Flower Art Painting “Saturday Bouquet” by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

24"x24"x2 Acrylic on Panel-Cold Wax Finish/Available Read more ...