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GLWSKETCHWORKS · 11M ago

Reducing Your Sketching Gear

Getting ready for the  Urban Sketchers Symposium in Manchester,  my goal is to try to travel light and reduce the amount of sketching gear I take.  Everything I need for sketching now fits i...
GLWSKETCHWORKS · 1Y ago

Sketching En Route

 The nice thing about being an urban sketcher is always having something to do.  If you have to wait for two hours on a flight or at a gate and forgot to bring something to read,  you can al...
GLWSKETCHWORKS · 1Y ago

Loosening Up the Sketch

The second sketch I did at  Stanford was of the Rodin Gardens at the Cantor Museum.  Did you know that there are many Rodin statues in the garden as well as on campus?  I had no clue.I had v...
GLWSKETCHWORKS · 1Y ago

Value Adjustment

Last week I had a chance to sketch in California with sketcher friends Suhita Shirodkar and Laurie Wigham.  We all met up at the Stanford University Campus and sketched the Memorial church.I...
GLWSKETCHWORKS · 1Y ago

My Sketching Supplies for doing Plein Aire watercolor.

Next weekend we will be giving the Line to Color Workshop, so I am posting the sketching supplies that students will need for the weekend.5x8 Sketchbook for ink line drawing  preferably wit...
GLWSKETCHWORKS · 1Y ago

Magnuson Park

Yesterday I was at Magnuson Park.  I wanted to practice painting with values and light.  Not depending on lines to establish form. When you do that you have to simplify your forms and use co...
GLWSKETCHWORKS · 1Y ago

Just Practicing

I just got two new watercolor books.  One by Alvaro Castagnet, "Watercolor Masterclass" and another one by Michael Reardon  "Watercolor Techniques".  They both do a lot with light and atmosp...
GLWSKETCHWORKS · 1Y ago

My Basic Palette

I have been tweaking this basic palette for a while.  Trying to  get the essential colors I would have my students get that would give them a wide range of colors with out busting their wall...
GLWSKETCHWORKS · 1Y ago

Sketching the Light Rail Stations on Opening Day

As many of you know the Light Rail station on Capitol Hill and University of Washington were opened on March 19th. There were free rides on the Light Rail that day so I decided to check it o...
GLWSKETCHWORKS · 1Y ago

Easter Bouquet

Some fresh spring flowers to celebrate Easter