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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Spotlight - Urban Sketchers

This month, Spotlight's looking towards the website Urban Sketchers. Based in Washington, US, their manifesto is as follows:
  1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
  2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
  3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
  4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
  5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
  6. We support each other and draw together.
  7. We share our drawings online.
  8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.

It's basically plein-air work with (mostly) very minimal kit, and there are lots of different approaches on show. I don't know about you, but reading through their website makes me want to head out with a sketchbook!

You can find the site right here:

If you know any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? I'm also going to ask, this time around, if there's something specific you'd like to see from Spotlight. Do you want to see galleries of work you may not be familiar with? Is it technique-based articles you like the most? Opinion pieces? Art history? Let me know! Send your suggestions to - please note that this isn't for self-promotion.

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