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Benedicte and I spent most of the day, yesterday, staring at and sketching the structures on the other side of the Douro River. We found a shady spot under a large tree, set up our stools and got right to work. Ribiera Square was at our backs and we were surrounded by buskers, tourists, swimmers and occasional sketchers. We chatted with a German couple, she was the sketcher, he was a reader (he quietly sketched the bridge with his new pencil) who later went and bought a bottle of white wine which gave me a nice buzz. I should mention that it was breezy and very cool under the tree alongside the river which necessitated bundling up in my hoodie again. Not complaining. This was my last sketch before we moved on. I was bullying Benedicte into trying something and decided I should follow my own advice. We both were pleased.

Stillman and Birn Beta Series sketchbook; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen This is a photo of the sketch – i’ll scan it properly next week.

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Some of the NYC Urban Sketchers gathered together to share questions, tips, worries, excitement about the upcoming USK Symposium in Porto, Portugal. I christened a new sketchbook and learned about Google Translator and iPat now knows how to ask for a cheese sandwich, please, in Portuguese. Phew.

Stillman and Birn Beta Series sketchbook; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen, Molotow paint marker.

I hope I finish this direct painting facebook challenge soon. My kitchen table is more of a mess than usual.

30x30directwatercolor2018 (acrylic used)
Referred to a reference photo snapped by me.

Tiny Hahnemühle Bamboo mixed media pad; acrylic

June is over but who cares. 30x30directwatercolor2018 (acrylic used) just keeps rolling along. Getting closer to the magic number.

30x30directwatercolor2018 (acrylic used)
Referred to a reference photo snapped by me.

Tiny Hahnemühle Bamboo mixed media pad; acrylic

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen