hollow tree

Hollow Tree- Wollbach, Germany

March 29, 2012. I sketched this hollow tree up on the hill today. Although it's only a shell of a tree, it is filled with life, ready to burst forth with color now that spring has arrived. My daughter is heading off to Tanzania tomorrow, so we are praying for her to have a safe and wonderful trip, as she'll be working with the Masai children.

special delivery

The Art of Watercolour Magazine

March 25, 2012. A friend from Lyon brought me a couple copies of the English version of The Art of Watercolour, also printed in French as L'Art de l'Aquarelle. The magazine interviewed eight plein air sketchers including Joseph Stoddard, Federico Gemma, Nina Johansson, Michael Duvoisin, Claire & Reno Marca, Paul Madonna, and myself. A special thanks to Laurent Benoist for including me in this beautiful magazine.

A4 Moleskine Sketchbook

A4 Moly Dec. 1- March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012. Here's the first 25 pages of my Moleskine sketchbook, started December 1, 2011 and ending a couple days ago. All sketches were done on location and took about two hours to draw.

on my table today

church in Palermo
Palermo, Sicily

March 11, 2012. Working with watercolors and a pencil today, with an image I took from Palermo, Sicily.

sketching in Lenk

Lenk, Switzerland

March 4, 2012. A great weekend down in Lenk at the high school retreat. During free time on Saturday, I relaxed in the sun with my sketchbook and thanked God for this amazing view.