Sunday, April 27, 2008


My second art project and reason for doing this blog is the Travel Sketching™ Workshop conducted primarily for designers by Richard Scott. I read about this workshop on Trumpetvine Travels, a blog as generous with its advice and information as it is with its beautiful sketches.

At the end of this week I'll be off to San Francisco to take this class. I'm excited and really looking forward to the experience. My supplies arrived on Wednesday and I felt like a kid on Christmas! More about the supplies in another post.

Here are a few of my travel sketches from airports, Napa Valley, Vermont and Chicago. They were all done within the last year and are quite small. I'm interested to see how the workshop effects my sketching. I always find it intimidating to sketch in public so I'm looking forward to the opportunity to draw in public with a group, safety in numbers and all that I guess!


  1. Barbara, these are wonderful little jewels!! I really, really like them and I'm glad you've started a blog so others can see your work! Have a wonderful time in your workshop. I'll be eager to see what you do there. I'll be back to my own blog in a couple of weeks.

  2. Your sketches are already excellent - I'll be interested to see what you do after your workshop. The color ones are so dramatic, which isn't easy to do in a quick sketch - and you have a great sense of composition.

  3. Thank you both for your encouragement! I really appreciate them, especially coming from bloggers whose work I have admire.

  4. Such wonderful stuff! I am envious of your workshop and it makes me miss the Bay Area.
    I'll be visiting your blog often!

  5. I love these travel sketches you did Barbara...they capture so much life!