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Nov 23 – Tenerife

23 NOV  Tenerife Today I took my first guided tour with a gang from the ship. 3 gardens in Tenerife. Perfectly timed after a couple of days of solo exploring. I was really ready to simply get on a bus and be taken to lovely places. With rain and fog moving through we got to […]

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Nov 22 – Gran Canaria

22 NOV  Gran Canaria I was determined on this trip to avoid the touristy attractions and all churches. I can get so wrapped up with the grand architecture of cathedrals & convents– but it always feels surreal. Not the real life of a place at all. Fortunately they always have beautiful open plazas adjacent…and if […]

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Nov 21 – LANZAROTE Spain

21 NOV  Lanzarote, Canary Islands – Spain My favorite thing. To explore and discover a totally new place. Down roads and over hills never travelled (by me) before. Sketching, painting…taking the time to sit and absorb the place. I landed in Lanzarote with a mission…to get out to the Manrique Cactus Garden and back to […]

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19 Nov – LISBON

19 NOV  Lisbon, Portugal Having visited Lisbon for several days back in 2008 I was hoping to simply get back to the Alfama district – a hillside of narrow lanes and colorful walls with lacy iron balconies. What a wonderful arrival up the Tagus river with a foggy dawn rising,  city lights and the outline […]

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17 Nov – At Sea

17 NOV  At Sea Well some “movement” as the Commodore calls it – the infamous Bay of Biscay lived up to its rep. I was pleased to see a full group of 28 students the first day out. Hardy sailors all. My obligation aboard is to teach classes 10-12 and 2-4 on all sea days – […]

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16 Nov – Southampton

16 NOV  Southampton Seagulls and churchbells. There are walls. Very, very old walls. Everywhere. Popping up in the middle of the busy Christmas shopping arcade.  Bracing up a building with a modern office interior. Ragged remains that survived a world war. Turrets and towers facing the harbor that have seen captains and pirates in their […]

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Departure Van>UK

DEPARTURE     14/15 NOV Catch one ship – to get a taxi – to a plane – to get a bus – to get to another ship in Southampton. Well all the best laid plans eh. Brian & I figured a whole day would be time enough to get to my 6pm flight. What […]

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CRUISE + PAINT the journey begins

I will be teaching Sketching & Watercolor aboard the Cunard Vessel Queen Victoria from Nov 16 – Dec 14. Instruction happens only on “at Sea” days,  2 sessions of 2 hour classes. From complete beginners to experienced. Students receive a travel paint box and supplies as a package on the ship (which means I don’t […]

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ART CRAWL demos

ART CRAWL day one… Friday Oct16 ART CRAWL day Two… Saturday Oct 17 Demo in progress. 14×18 in Acrylic on panel I have set up the following photos as pairs to best compare the stages as they progress. The description of of each stage is below the photo. LAYOUT 8.5×11 photo of VanDusen gardens – […]

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Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL

 Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL Oct 16-17-18 # 10 on your map ! I will be doing a live demo 2-4 each day (wear your coat – if it is nice out I WILL be outside and leave extra time to visit the garden Lots of new small pieces and Studio payment plan on larger works […]

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