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Sketchbook Selections

Here are several selections of recent sketches from my travel sketchbook. I’ve had a number of sketchbooks but this is my old go to comfort one. 54 more words


Lovin' it

An image just right for Valentine’s Day.

A wash of pink, a bit of red, some white and some lace edging. I just added it as a special on my website for the rest of February.

Photographic Musings

Pleasant surprise

A trip to our waste management depot this morning revealed a picturesque view of rolling hills, Burrill lake and Pigeon House mountain in the distance


By the Stream

Looking back to an autumn walk along the banks of the River Cerne near Charlton Down in Dorset, England. The bankside vegetation was just beginning to die back but was still lush. 48 more words

Nature Photography

Tough Luck Corner

I was out for a drive with my sister and father during a visit with them in Arizona in April 2015.

We turned a corner and I spotted this abandoned convenience store at the intersection of Arizona routes 87 and 287 in a wide spot in the road named La Palma. 124 more words


Essex Land Girls

  Reading this very interesting book about the Women’s Land Army (WLA) in Essex England.during the First and Second World Wars.  And thinking of my ancestors who lived in this part of England centuries before these conflicts.


Barn Yard

I love these big Ohio barns. Working in this manner with ink and watercolor gives me a chance to do a rural form of urban sketching. 41 more words

Ralph Parker Art