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Drawing Attention August 2020

DRAWING ATTENTION AUGUST 2020

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Left Behind in Olneyville

LEFT BEHIND IN OLNEYVILLE

[by Fred Lynch in Providence, Rhode Island, USA] Olneyville is a neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, which holds many remnants...

 
 
 
Everything's gone green: Urban sketching in the age of COVID-19

EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN: URBAN SKETCHING IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

I've been drawn to nature since March, when COVID 19 took hold in the UK. Firstly I drew plants in my back garden, then as the lockdown...

The Palms of Maple Leaf

THE PALMS OF MAPLE LEAF

When I was a young kid, palm trees represented an exotic tropical paradise that I had never visited. (Never mind that most of my images...

 
 
 
USK Talks Season Finale: We Talk Back - July 26, 4AM GMT

USK TALKS SEASON FINALE: WE TALK BACK - JULY 26, 4AM GMT

We Talk Back With guest artists: you! And your host: Rob Sketcherman It is hard to believe that we have been through 16 episodes together...

Next USK Talks: Flavorful Streets

NEXT USK TALKS: FLAVORFUL STREETS

Next Talk: Sunday, July 19 at 4AM GMT Street scenes and traditional markets present the ultimate challenge for an intrepid sketcher-packed...

 
 
 
Report from Berkeley: Urban sketching in the age of COVID-19

REPORT FROM BERKELEY: URBAN SKETCHING IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

[Guest post by Cathy McAuliffe in Berkeley, Calif.] Walking became my activity of choice during the lockdown in California. I have...

Shade trees in Seattle

SHADE TREES IN SEATTLE

The temperature was 72 F and sunny. With an errand to run, I took the top down on the Miata for what seemed like the first time in...

 
 
 
Drawing Attention July 2020

DRAWING ATTENTION JULY 2020

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Next USK Talks: Secrets of a Successful Chapter

NEXT USK TALKS: SECRETS OF A SUCCESSFUL CHAPTER

For the last 13 weeks USk Talks has been bringing you inspiration from some of the most prolific sketchers around the world but what...

 
 
 
Birthplace

BIRTHPLACE

This was my first home; it's in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland, Rhode Island. My parents rented it from about 1962-1966. It...

Virtual Drink, Share and Draw - Lockdown Diary

VIRTUAL DRINK, SHARE AND DRAW - LOCKDOWN DIARY

Have a Drink by Zoom, Skype or Facetime, we've been doing it for 45 days; it's nice, because it allows you to stay in touch with friends,...

 
 
 
Do you remember the day that drawing "clicked" for you?

DO YOU REMEMBER THE DAY THAT DRAWING "CLICKED" FOR YOU?

Do you remember the day that sketching "clicked" for you? I do, and this is it. The year is 19xx something, I'm 21 and in my third...

SKETCHING IN FEZ, MOROCCO

For this week, I wanted to share with you a video from my time in Fez.Two years ago, I met Andrew, a fellow architecture student doing...

 
 
 
Volunteering works at organic farm

VOLUNTEERING WORKS AT ORGANIC FARM

My wife , Leng & myself got ourshelves involve in a organic farm and garden design project in FangShan District, 123km outskirts of...

Connection

CONNECTION

I love to see Frida lying down, lazy, letting time and energy flow. If I approach or name her, she leans out of her limbo and looks...

 
 
 
Next USK Talk: Watercolorful

NEXT USK TALK: WATERCOLORFUL

Watercolor is a medium of choice for many urban sketchers around the world. It is portable, expressive, versatile, moody, beautiful...

Next USK Talk: Let's Play

NEXT USK TALK: LET'S PLAY

Just because Urban Sketchers draw from direct observation it doesn't mean we can't use a creative lens to interpret the world. Be a...

 
 
 
Peaceful anarchy in Seattle

PEACEFUL ANARCHY IN SEATTLE

Welcome to the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone , established June 8, 2020. A couple days ago, the police vacated the East Precinct here...

Foundation

FOUNDATION

[by Fred Lynch in Lebanon, Connecticut USA] The urban sketching that I do is part an art project for which I investigate and draw 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 ...

Palette Knife Oil Painting, Fine Art For Sale “Splash” by Texas Artist Debra...

Palette Knife Oil Painting, Fine Art For Sale “Splash” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

22"x28"x.75" Oil on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Olympus Unveils OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens

Olympus Unveils OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens

As promised by various executives , Olympus isn't done yet. Earlier this morning, the company unveiled the pint-sized OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera for beginners, and the M. Zuiko... Read more ...

Sculpture, Contemporary Art, Mixed Media “A BIRTHDAY CAKE YOU CAN'T EAT” by...

Sculpture, Contemporary Art, Mixed Media “A BIRTHDAY CAKE YOU CAN'T EAT” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

A mixed media piece made to be hung in a grouping on the wall. Because it is so light, it can be easily placed anywhere and moved depending on the changes in a room. The colors... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Art

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Art

22"x28" Oil on Panel-Framed/Available Through James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona , AZ $2200 Read more ...

Eagle Studio / waa

Eagle Studio / waa

ChangKou, Fu Yang District, Hangzhou, China Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Fangfang Tian Area: 72187.0 m2 Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Art

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Art

22"x28" Oil on Panel-Framed/Available Through James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona , AZ $2200 Read more ...

Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, Small oil Painting

Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, Small oil Painting

Every once in awhile, I like to review my painting files. I think it is extremely helpful, to see how your painting style has changed over the years. SOLD SOLD When I started... Read more ...

House With Ten Pines / Estudio Frolik

House With Ten Pines / Estudio Frolik

Pinamar, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla Photographs: Manuel Elissondo Area: 260.0 m2 Read more ...

Red Rose Study, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Flower Still Life...

Red Rose Study, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Flower Still Life. Flower Art. 6x8

A small study of a red rose. Trying to get my flower power!! Read more ...

ARN 25 House / da arquitectos

ARN 25 House / da arquitectos

Cortesia de da arquitectos architects: da arquitectos Location: Cascais, Portugal Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Courtesy of da arquitectos Area: 2906 ft2 Read more ...