May 7, 2020

Let's talk about lighting! It can tell the viewer time of day, change mood, and it can make or break a painting. To convey realistic lighting you must use both value and color to your advantage. If you want to get better at replicating lighting effects, the first step...

May 5, 2020

In Spring 2009, I was studying abroad in London. On my Spring Break I visited Italy, seeing Venice, Florence and Rome in two weeks, with my roommate as a travel companion. I took an absurd amount of photos while traveling, which is great because now I have a lot of ref...

March 28, 2020

It's happened. I finally splurged on the Etchr field case

I've also revamped both palettes! Here is what I take around with my nowadays (when I can finally leave the apartment again!)

Etchr Field Case, Woodward and Father Original Sketchboard, Woodward and Father Unlim...

March 6, 2020

 Winter is tough for an outdoor sketcher, y'all. Sometimes you see lovely things you want to stop and sketch, but it's just TOO COLD! Even without having to worry about your paint turning to ice on you, there is only so much you can expect very cold fingers to do. But...

March 1, 2020

You may have realized by now: I LOVE painting bridges. I'm often asked if I really like painting bridges or if I just do it because they sell. The answer? I REALLY like painting bridges. Brooklyn Bridge Park was a favorite sketching location long before I started selli...

February 24, 2020

 This is the first winter I've not been doing scenic work, which means I've been attempting to paint outside in colder weather than ever before. As I type we are having some unseasonably warm weather, but that hasn't always been the case this month. With temperatures h...

December 14, 2019

Hi, y'all! I know, long time no blog. I'm coming to terms with the fact that blogging regularly isn't something I can manage without cutting back on my time sketching and WOW was this a busy summer of sketching! The holiday season also started early, as I began to get...

June 29, 2019

I realized I was LONG overdue for an updated kit post. I get asked a lot what I carry around while sketching, so if you're interested, here's everything I use!

 The Original Woodward and Father board is the one that I carry with me most. The Yoobi pen case was found at...

June 24, 2019

Last week I went with a friend to dinner at Freeman's, one of my favorite restaurants. I decided to do a sketch before dinner, of the restaurant itself! I did this as the sun set, so the lighting changed drastically in the 40ish minutes I was working on it. I'll defini...

June 18, 2019

The Final Day! I had left this open for whatever I wanted to do. Matt had flown home, so I was left to my own devices. I had been considering going back and doing another hike in the Rocky Mountain National Park, but decided I was hiked out. Spending the day exploring...

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