Last sketches of 2018Posted: December 31, 2018
Every year urban sketching brings me so much to be thankful for. Not only for the opportunities to sketch in beautiful places, some quite far from home, but also for the chance to meet incredible people — in workshops, at symposia, on the street as I sketch — who enrich my life in so many ways.
Yesterday I sketched in Naples, Florida, with my friend John who I met for the first time at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Santo Domingo in 2012. He took me sketching in beautiful Old Naples where many of the historic cottages are hidden behind tangled gardens. This house was really special. Have a look at John’s sketches of Naples here.
This morning I sketched on the canal again, and just as I was nearing the end of the sketch the sun came out, casting all of those beautiful diagonal shadows across the scene.
Hope you have a happy new year and lots of happy sketching moments in 2019!