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Chicken sketch in pen and watercolor on a 9 x 12 inch watercolor board, made in the Poulty Barn in 2016.

The Great Minnesota State Fair Sketch Together Is Almost Here!

The name has changed slightly but don’t be confused, the best sketch out of the year still offers the same great fun—two sketch out days to choose from (attend them both if you can); four fun meetings to attend and meet other sketchers, and a whole world of live subjects to sketch and interesting buildings […]


Saying Good-bye To The Bell Museum

Above: Pen and watercolor sketch at the Bell Museum on 9 x 12 inch white Stonehenge paper. And yes Stonehenge is not a watercolor paper, but sometimes you just want to paint on what you want to paint on. Sunday was the Urban Sketchers Twin Cities sketch out at the Bell Museum. I added the […]


Sketching with Twin Cities Urban Sketchers in October 2016

Above: Working in my 8 x 8 inch Seawhite of Brighton Sketchbook I sketched the top of one of the old Brewery buildings in Indanthrone blue watercolor pencil (Faber-Castell) which I left dry. I blocked out the sky with a light blue 15 mm Montana Marker. Last Saturday Twin Cities Urban Sketchers met at the […]


Tests within Tests: And a Bunch of Fair Sketches Up on the Minnesota Public Radio Site

Above: 9 x 12 inch Canson Watercolor Board cut in half to 6 x 9 inches. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and Daniel Smith Watercolors, with Montana Acrylic Marker for background. Sketched from video. The 2016 Minnesota State Fair is over and I've come away with a lot of sketches—yes mostly birds, but even that has […]

The Day After Tomorrow

You all know what the day after tomorrow is right? RIGHT? It's opener. No not a fishing opener, or some sports opener. It's the best opener in the calendar of events. IT'S MINNESOTA STATE FAIR OPENER. Marty Harris has taken up the torch and is in charge of the EIGHTH GREAAT MINNESOTA STATE FAIR SKETCHOUT. (You […]


Join Us for the Eighth Great Minnesota State Fair Sketchout

Above: The button for this year's sketchout. Artwork copyright 2016 by event organizer Marty Harris. Participants in the sketchout will receive a fabulous rectangular pin-backed button with Marty's great artwork. Wear it proudly at the Fair as you sketch, save it as a memento—along with the great sketches you put in your sketchbook!  It's time […]


Urban Sketchers Twin Cities on the University of Minnesota East Bank

Above: Pen and watercolor sketch looking upriver from the Weisman Museum, I've already forgotten the name of the building, as it was built way after my time. I'm looking across Washington Ave. The bridge is just to my left. (A new pen from Tombow that they call a "calligraphy" pen. It has a small, fine, […]


Get Ready for the 8th Great Minnesota State Fair Sketchout—2016

Above: A map showing the meeting place for the Sketchout meetings. This year there will be two days of fun. Saturday, August 27 AND  Monday, August 29 On both mornings at 9:30 a.m. There will be a meeting to give sketchers an opportunity to meet companions to share the Fair with. Coffee & mini donuts. At […]


Urban Sketchers—Twin Cities Sketch Out for April

Above: One of the sketches I did at the March Urban Sketchers—Twin Cities Sketch Out at the Union Depot in St. Paul. It's ink and watercolor in a Pratt FlexBook Sketchbook (the 6 x 8 inch or so). I warmed up with a couple pages of pencil sketches but I really wanted to go right […]

Twin Cities Urban Sketchers—Sketch Out Today from 1 to 4 p.m.

Artist Ken Avidor has announced a reboot of the local chapter of Urban Sketchers. The sketch out will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today, Sunday, March 20 at the Union Depot.  The sketch out will be followed by a get-together to discus the future of the group and to share ideas for sketch outs […]

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