Travel Sketching in Dubrovnik

Wonderful week with our group of artists in April, sketching and painting the historic city of Dubrovnik and the beautiful Adriatic coast of Croatia. We had joined the Travel Department “Discover Dubrovnik” tour, staying in the lovely Valamar Tirena Hotel outside the city by the sea. This was our perfect base, quiet and peaceful, yet a very short distance by bus from the Old Town. April weather was cool and sunny, and we enjoyed strolling and sketching the city before the Summer crowds arrived. Our local guide Suzanna brought the group on a guided walking tour of the Old Town…

My Sketching Materials

Reviewing my sketching kit in preparation for our Travel Sketching workshop in Puglia in April 2020. My most important consideration is to keep my kit as simple, compact and lightweight as possible.  All the items below, except for the sketchbook fit in a small pencil case. SKETCHBOOK My preference is for a hardback watercolour sketchbook in a size A5 which is compact, while allowing for a larger spread across 2 pages.  These are my favourites: Stillman and Birn Zeta 5.5 x 8.5in Stillman and Birn have a wide range of sketchbooks offering a choice of paper surface – cold pressed or…

Sketching Holiday on the Côte d’Azur 2016

Inviting artists of all levels to join me in Le Cannet on the Côte d’Azur for a Spring Painting and Sketching Workshop. This will be a four night, five day trip from 25 to 29 April 2016 Le Cannet is a quaint, historic village on the outskirts of Cannes, close to all amenities yet a world apart from the crowds and traffic of the Riviera. You can stroll the town, sip a coffee or glass of wine on the Place Bellevue, or take a 10 minute bus ride into Cannes for shopping and sightseeing. A frequent rail service from Cannes…