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Glen Davis - A Town that Vanished

GLEN DAVIS - A TOWN THAT VANISHED

True, the US has the Grand Canyon, but the second-largest canyon in the world is just three hours from Sydney. In fact, the Capertee...

Anticipating Amsterdam!

ANTICIPATING AMSTERDAM!

Thought it might be nice to draw some windmills in practice for travelling to Amsterdam next month! It turns out there are a few still...

 
 
 
In a few strokes: rhetorical altarpiece

IN A FEW STROKES: RHETORICAL ALTARPIECE

The altarpiece in the church of Santa Eulalia, in Palma, is so rhetorical, that I can´t but record it in my sketchbook, next to a blank...

Stamp magic

STAMP MAGIC

[By Kumi Matsukawa in Tokyo] Urban Sketchers Japan group is slowly getting mature, thanks to increasing number of participants who...

 
 
 
The Copenhagen Challenge

THE COPENHAGEN CHALLENGE

On a recent trip to Denmark, I tried to challenge myself to sketch quicker and with a broader variety of media. Ordinarily, I'm pretty...

In a few strokes: the rock and the tower

IN A FEW STROKES: THE ROCK AND THE TOWER

The east side of the viewpoint Es Colomer does not produce the seductive vertigo of the cliffs that fall to the sea from the west,...

 
 
 
Back to Barcelona

BACK TO BARCELONA

I love Barcelona. I first went there in 2013 to attend my first Urban Sketchers Symposium. I knew only one person (thank you, Gail...

Trip to Bretagny - Part 2 - Ouessant island

TRIP TO BRETAGNY - PART 2 - OUESSANT ISLAND

[By Marina Grechanik , in Ouessant, France] The days of the festival passed fast and the morning after we found ourselves waiting for...

 
 
 
Sketching at the Central Business District with a dip pen

SKETCHING AT THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT WITH A DIP PEN

I was using a dip pen with a g-nib for these sketches. Usually I don't sketch with a dip pen on location as I felt that it would be...

Space Oddities - PYSB Workshop - Valencia 2019

SPACE ODDITIES - PYSB WORKSHOP - VALENCIA 2019

The “Ciutat vella” or “Old town” is defined by the limits of the former defensive wall. It one of the best areas in Valencia for strolling...

 
 
 
HEALTHY LIVING & EATING TOUR

HEALTHY LIVING & EATING TOUR

[by Teo Cheng Huat, Niigata and Nagano, Japan] Just complete a healthy living & eating trip to Niigata & Nagano in Japan. Visited a...

The Stealth Sketchkit: Anytime, Anywhere

THE STEALTH SKETCHKIT: ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

Sketching with Hélio from Portugal, on a visit to Galway What do you do when you want to sketch discreetly, when you're squashed, when...

 
 
 
Sketching in a Private Garden

SKETCHING IN A PRIVATE GARDEN

One of the San Diego Urban Sketchers got us access to a private garden in Bonita, California today. The garden is an award winner and...

Trip to Bretagny - Part 1 - Festival des Carnets de Voyage

TRIP TO BRETAGNY - PART 1 - FESTIVAL DES CARNETS DE VOYAGE

It's already been a week since I came back from my trip to Bretagny, but I'm still under the strong influence of this wonderful adventure......

 
 
 

DRAWING ATTENTION JUNE 2019

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The city of Naein

THE CITY OF NAEIN

Na'in lies 170 km north of Yazd and 140 km east of Esfahan. It has a desert climate. In an old home An old home in Nain Some sketches...

 
 
 
In a few strokes: like a huge ship

IN A FEW STROKES: LIKE A HUGE SHIP

The Tramontana mountain range runs west of Mallorca from Sa Dragonera to Cape Formentor. The rock that enters by the west side of the...

No Arboreto do Parque das Nações

NO ARBORETO DO PARQUE DAS NAÇÕES

A exposição da Residência de Desenho do Festival PaRTES, no Pavilhão do Conhecimento, acaba na sexta-feira. Só resta amanhã para a...

 
 
 
Trying out new Brush Pens

TRYING OUT NEW BRUSH PENS

I was trying out the new SAI Japanese brush pens brown and dark brown from product/sai 01.php. On this stretch of the road, YMCA is...

Amazing India

AMAZING INDIA

Here's some sketches from my recent holiday in India. I bought a small sketch book in Jaipur with bright yellow pages, how fantastic! Vibrant...

 
 
 



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 ...

Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art, Contemporary Beach Art, “Late...

Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art, Contemporary Beach Art, “Late Afternoon Surf” by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

FRESH OFF THE EASEL This piece is from my Skillern's Seas Series. It is wired and ready to hang. The paint flow continues around the sides for a beautiful finish. 24"x36"x1.5... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Wonderment” by Intuitive...

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Wonderment” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

16" x 20" x .75" Acrylic on Cradled Panel Read more ...

Gym Loft / eklund terbeek

Gym Loft / eklund terbeek

© René de Wit Architects: eklund terbeek Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Category: Apartment interiors Lead Architects: Jenny Eklund, Dominique ter Beek Area: 230.0... Read more ...

Filomena de Andrade Booth Fine Art Paintings

Filomena de Andrade Booth Fine Art Paintings

Summer Marsh 20" x 20" x 1.5"Acrylic on heavily textured canvas Purchasing Information This original, abstract landscape painting is stretched on a textured 1.5" deep gallery... Read more ...

Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects

Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects

© Filip Dujardin Architects: Dierendonckblancke Architects Location: Ghent, Belgium Category: Extension Area: 141.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Filip Dujardin Read more ...

Albert Julius Olsson, Cloudy Moonlight

Albert Julius Olsson, Cloudy Moonlight

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Date: c. 1900 Technique: Oil on canvas Source Read more ...

The Sandy Cliffs and Blue Skies of Martha's Vineyard Abstracted into...

The Sandy Cliffs and Blue Skies of Martha's Vineyard Abstracted into Paintings by Rachael Cassiani

Moshup Moment. Images: Field Gallery Massachusetts-based artist Rachael Cassiani finds inspiration in her local beaches, dunes, and cloud-strewn skies to create abstract... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Fluid Abstract Painting “CONFUSION IN THE SKY” by Colorado...

Contemporary Art, Fluid Abstract Painting “CONFUSION IN THE SKY” by Colorado Artist Susan Fowler

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... This painting is part of my brand new 2019 series "The Skyward Collection" 6"x6"x1" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $50 Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Vertical Painting "MYSTIC TELEPATHY " by Santa Fe...

Mixed Media Abstract Vertical Painting "MYSTIC TELEPATHY " by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Glass orbs, metal particles and mica flakes create light and texture.I painted this for my friends song by the name Deep Mental Telepathy.When I listened to his music this is... Read more ...

Celebrating The Earth's Beauty - 16C Goddess Flora, Goddess of Flowers

Celebrating The Earth's Beauty - 16C Goddess Flora, Goddess of Flowers

Ambroise Dubois (Flemish-born French artist, 1542-43-1614-15) Flore ou Allégorie de l'été Summer is the perfect time to celebrate Earth's Beauty & Bounty. Flowers gave beauty &... Read more ...