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Symposium, day 2: Workshops at breakfast, Demos for tea

SYMPOSIUM, DAY 2: WORKSHOPS AT BREAKFAST, DEMOS FOR TEA

[By Paulo Mendes, Symposium Correspondent, in Porto] Second day of Symposium, first day of workshops. This brave correspondent trio...

Color, Black&white and Urban Archaeology - Workshops day 1

COLOR, BLACK&WHITE AND URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY - WORKSHOPS DAY 1

36 amazing workshops leaded by tallented artists, each one - personality worth to learn from and be inspired by, started this morning....

 
 
 
Day 2: Learning from the Masters

DAY 2: LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS

[By Rita Sabler, Symposium Correspondent, in Porto] Spilling my coffee and rushing out the door this morning I make my way to Alfandega...

YELLOW - 10

YELLOW - 10

YELLOW10" round pastel on wood Wednesday is a day I typically go to life drawing. So wonderful to be immersed in the art of painting...

 
 
 
A VIP Pass to Two of Porto's Famous Attractions

A VIP PASS TO TWO OF PORTO'S FAMOUS ATTRACTIONS

[By Rita Sabler, Symposium Correspondent, in Porto] On July 17 most of the Symposium instructors were settled in Porto and were treated...

A hunt for sketchers in Porto

A HUNT FOR SKETCHERS IN PORTO

[By Paulo Mendes, Symposium Correspondent, in Porto] I've been hunting in the last two days! Armed with pens and watercolors, my mission...

 
 
 
Heading to Nantucket

HEADING TO NANTUCKET

A month after the horrific attack that killed 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub, I was feeling burnt out from sketching vigils, fundraisers...

Monster Drawing Rally IV

MONSTER DRAWING RALLY IV

This is the yearly party at the art museum, where scores of artists sit down in the courtyard and create artworks that are sold to...

 
 
 
"vor ort" in mainz, germany

"VOR ORT" IN MAINZ, GERMANY

I was invited by jenny adam and the landesmuseum of mainz, germany, to participate to the urban sketching workshop and exhibition "vor...

Looking at Porto - From Cedofeita to Palácio

LOOKING AT PORTO - FROM CEDOFEITA TO PALÁCIO

[By Paulo Mendes, Symposium Correspondent, in Porto] Only a few days for the big event. When walking around the center, I can see already...

 
 
 
Campsite sketching in the Pyrenees

CAMPSITE SKETCHING IN THE PYRENEES

Barely time to draw on a rushed European trip

BARELY TIME TO DRAW ON A RUSHED EUROPEAN TRIP

[Guest post by Tapas Mitra in Paris and London] It was not intended to be the whirlwind trip that it became. It was designed as a relaxed,...

 
 
 
Climb Time Construction in Kidstown

CLIMB TIME CONSTRUCTION IN KIDSTOWN

I returned a second time to sketch the construction of the Kidstown, Isaac's Family Climb time at the Orlando Science Center. Protective...

Quick pictures of a sk

QUICK PICTURES OF A SK

[By Paulo Mendes, Symposium Correspondent, in Porto] It was a lovely afternoon at Ribeira. Little by little, about four dozens of sketchers...

 
 
 
Explore It at the Orlando Science Center

EXPLORE IT AT THE ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER

Explore It at the Orlando Science Center allows children to build their own roller coaster. Loop de loops and bridges can be plugged...

ROAD, SKY, CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTING by TOM BROWN

ROAD, SKY, CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTING BY TOM BROWN

These little jewels are a delight to paint, and they really sparkle on any wall. Small paintings can carry a big punch. Like this one....

 
 
 
PARASOL - 12" x 9" pastel sketch by Susan Roden

PARASOL - 12" X 9" PASTEL SKETCH BY SUSAN RODEN

PARASOL12" x 9" pastel on paper Wednesday was a morning of life drawing. .. so relaxing of a day! Parasol is one of the 2 sketches...

Scarab Club Art Exhibit Featuring "Pluto 7" Sculpture

SCARAB CLUB ART EXHIBIT FEATURING "PLUTO 7" SCULPTURE

Curator Stephen Schudlich has assembled a select group of illustrators and fine artists for his art exhibition KREM taking place at...

 
 
 
Happy in a Green Dress - figurative oil painting

HAPPY IN A GREEN DRESS - FIGURATIVE OIL PAINTING

Made some changes to my previous sketch - "borrowed" a young friend to hold the pose for a few minutes and it became a somewhat different...

INCARCERATED!

INCARCERATED!

Once again, I have to apologise for a long period of absence. This time, it is not because of apathy or lack of inspiration, it is...