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Piazza Sketching in Rome

Piazza Sketching in Rome

Finding a place to sit and sketch is a challenge when my canvas folding stool has to remain at home. I was thrilled to discover that Rome’s Piazza ...
My Sketchbooks

My Sketchbooks

A drawer in my studio is overflowing with sketchbooks of various sizes and shapes. Years ago, with the best of intentions, I set myself a goal to s...
Planting the Garden

Planting the Garden

In fall, after a summer of dreaming, the time for decision had arrived. What to plant? I began with the plants I loved to paint — wildflowers, nand...
Creating a Garden

Creating a Garden

A blank canvas is daunting. What to create? How to begin? Equally daunting is an empty, flagstone patio that yearns to be a flourishing garden over...
A Farm Visit

A Farm Visit

The sweeping view of Vermont’s Green Mountains opened up as I turned the curve at my daughter’s goat farm. Down the road near the red barn, I could...
Island Sketching

Island Sketching

The small island of Iona, off the coast of northern Scotland, is a place of pilgrimage for many; but for me, it was a sketching paradise. Arriving ...
A Garden’s Legacy

A Garden’s Legacy

Every year as I prepare my garden for winter, I look carefully for ...
Sketching in Kenya

Sketching in Kenya

Traveling with my sketchbook transforms the rhythm ...
Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

At my sister’s farm in Kenya, bougainvillea drapes ...