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Check Out My Article in Artists Magazine January/February 2019

A couple months ago I was asked to write a piece about sketching in the snow for Artists Magazine. (That link takes you to their subscription and individual issue purchase page. I’m in the January/February 2019 issue.) My copies arrived a couple days ago.  The issue includes my 4-page article with 9 helpful tips on sketching […]

In a small landscape Hahnemühle Nostalgie journal I quickly sketched this snow pile with a fiber-tipped ink pen and washes pulled off my Pentel Brush pen with the Niji water brush.

Why I Love Snow Piles

I love snow piles because their changing shapes and volumes are fun to sketch. They are also, even in the dead of winter, a reminder that spring is coming. This winter I wasn’t able to sketch as many snow piles as usual, but as spring came on and the odd 70 degree day (followed by below freezing […]


Daily Practice for the Mind and the Body: Staying in the Game

Above: Aviary residents sketched with a hard solid felt tipped brush point “calligraphy” pen from Tomboy. I stopped on this day between visit with Phyl and CR, to take a mental break and refresh myself, and simply move the pen across the paper (Seawhite journal) and see how amenable the tip is to the quick […]


We’ve Been Having the Most Amazing Clouds

Above: Clouds floating over Menards. I stood outside the car, paints sitting on the hood, and sketched. Staedtler Pigment Liner for the large cloud, then just painting with the Niji waterbrush and watercolor. Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Paper. 7.75 x 9.75 page size. Lately I go our for my bike ride and when I […]

A Little Bit of Spring from Noel B. Pugh and Cheong Ah Huwang

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Snow Piles 2014

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Waiting for the Temperature to Rise—Quick Sketches Can Be Scheduled into Your Day

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Some People Don’t Realize It Isn’t Always Cold in Minnesota…

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Spring in Minneapolis

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Gouache Two Ways Today

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