Travel

Tales from on the ROAD:

The Bullet Train

 Posted by on January 13, 2015  Drawings, Friends, JourneyMan, Travel
Jan 132015
 
The Bullet Train

In late 1996 I was in a mood to travel. There was an impasse in my life and, as with similar confusing junctions before and since, I hit the road, spending Christmas in Britain with friends, planning to head to Paris in the New Year, by way of the train through the CHUNNEL. Nobody was riding the EUROSTAR [..READ MORE..]

Hotel Holiday

 Posted by on August 9, 2014  Drawings, Family, Lefties, Travel
Aug 092014
 
Hotel Holiday

My Brother Jo and his family recently invited Julia and I to join them, and my Dad and his wife Wendy, for a holiday in Mexico. We’ve had a rocky time of things the past few years, and this was a wonderful opportunity to relax. Despite feeling ill the entire time, I did some sketching, and broke in [..READ MORE..]

The Pier

 Posted by on July 15, 2012  Drawings, Travel
Jul 152012
 
The Pier

I recently worked in LA, helping my buddy RHODE with his project, brain-storming together in an intense schedule that did not leave time for much other than work. But on my last weekend in LA, Julia came to town, and we managed to squeeze in a day of sketching on the beach. While everyone else was wearing swimsuits, [..READ MORE..]

Capay Valley

 Posted by on June 26, 2012  Drawings, Travel
Jun 262012
 
Capay Valley

Last weekend, Julia and I went up to the CAPAY VALLEY, a picturesque farming area about 2 hours drive from San Francisco, to attend an OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD farm-dinner. The trip made a good excuse for a weekend of drawing. Our posh dinner was set for Sunday so we planned to devote all of Saturday to exploring [..READ MORE..]

France Sketches

 Posted by on February 6, 2012  Drawings, JourneyMan, Travel
Feb 062012
 
France Sketches

Last Weekend, Julia and I returned from a fantastic 2-week visit to France. Our first few days in Paris were a blur of activity; sight-seeing, visiting the Musée d’Orsay, and meeting with my old friends from when I worked at Disney Paris (in 1990). Then we got on one of those fancy TGV trains, and spent the next few [..READ MORE..]

Mendocino Towers

 Posted by on May 26, 2011  Drawings, Travel
May 262011
 
Mendocino Towers

The northern California town of Mendocino has some very distinctive and quirky architecture. One prominent feature is the towers looming all over town. At first, I thought they were observation towers or merely a quirk of a long-ago architect, neither of which explained the sheer number of them. It took me a while to realise that they were [..READ MORE..]

Mendocino Sketch-trip

 Posted by on May 24, 2011  Drawings, Travel
May 242011
 
Mendocino Sketch-trip

Last weekend, Julia and I went up to the North coast on a sketching trip. I’ll have some more pics to post later but to begin with, here is a beaten down old truck we stumbled on towards the outskirts of the lovely little town of Mendocino. The weather was beautiful & sunny, and despite occasional gusts of [..READ MORE..]

Big Sur

 Posted by on February 1, 2011  Drawings, Friends, Travel
Feb 012011
 
Big Sur

My current pocket sketchbook has a long history; it was purchased in 2002, drawn in sporadically until 2004, then lost and only just found again late last year. Consequently, there are OLD sketches amongst the new, such as these from a trip in 2004, when Bosco, myself and Chris (pictured below) went driving south along highway #1 (along [..READ MORE..]