Pen and Wash class at Gage Academy of Art

These are some demo sketches from an online class I taught last month through Seattle’s internationally-known Gage Academy of Art. For the winter quarter I’m planning a new class (also via Zoom) devoted to “Pen and Wash” sketching. Would you…

Sketch of green house in Greenwood

Spending a few hours working on a big sketch can be very gratifying, but it’s the small drawings I make during unexpected pockets of time that I often enjoy the most. I drew this charming little house in the Greenwood…

Pencil sketches on my pocket sketchbook

I like to fill pockets of time here and there drawing on my pocket sketchbook. Above are recent spreads done with a good-old 2B pencil. 1. Trees and geese near Green Lake. Sketched while sitting for a break after a…

Clermont-Ferrand Travel Sketchbooks Festival

I’m back in Seattle after a whirlwind trip to Clermont-Ferrand, a city in central France boasting the picturesque (medieval churches), the industrial (Michelin), the outdoorsy (snowcapped volcanoes!) and the best-known travel-sketchbooks festival in the world, Rendez-Vous Carnet de Voyage. Thousands…