Dream About Me Series
Dream About Me Series art
Dream About Me, 2.

I haven’t painted in forever, but during one inspired session I managed to pop out a few pieces in one sitting. This first one is my fave from the session, and is the start of my new “Dream About Me” Series.

Dream About Me Series art
Dream About Me, 1.
Dream About Me Series art
Studio.
Dream About Me Series art
Dream About Me, 3 – IN PROGRESS.

Galactic Sway
Galactic Sway art

“Galactic Sway”
by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
5 x 8 inches

Galactic Sway art
(“Galactic Sway” detail)

Winter Tangle
Winter Tangle art

“Winter Tangle”
by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
5 x 8 inches

Winter Tangle art
(“Winter Tangle” detail)

Electric Nest
Electric Nest art

“Electric Nest”
by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
8 x 5 inches

Blue Swirls
Blue Swirls art

Here’s my latest watercolor…

“Blue Swirls”
by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
5 x 8 inches

Blue Swirls art
(close-up detail)

The Bay Bridge in Pen and Ink
The Bay Bridge in Pen and Ink art
The Bay Bridge, San Francisco. Pen and ink in a Moleskine journal. (40 minutes)

The America’s Cup is going on all summer in San Francisco and this was sketched in a newly opened park along the Embarcadero right next to the base of the Italian camp (hence the Italian flag and Luna Rossa tents).

Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl
Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
Ferry Building, pen and ink in a Moleskine journal. (40 minutes)

Last weekend close to 100 of us urban sketchers gathered for the first annual west coast urban sketch crawl. (Read more about Urban Sketching in my interview with Gabriel Campanario, founder of sorts, of the movement.) It was my first sketch crawl, and I must say I really enjoyed it. Here are snippets from the day:

Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
San Francisco financial district skyline as seen from the Embarcadero, pen and ink in a Moleskine journal. (45 minutes)
Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
Fellow sketch crawlers. (Photo from Urban Sketchers, SF Bay Area)
Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
Gott’s Roadside burger stand in the Ferry Building, pen and ink in a Moleskine journal. (30 minutes)
Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
Sharing sketches afterwards. (Photo from Urban Sketchers, SF Bay Area)

My First Tattoo Design
My First Tattoo Design art

Here’s my first translation of art into tattoo form! I was honored to be a part of the design behind this beautiful tattoo for Anne Jansen.

Off to FIJI !
Off to FIJI ! art

This is it—I’ve reached MONTH 11, yes eleven—rounding out a full year of around the world travel, working as a freelance travel writer. (Check out some of the adventures here.)

Off to FIJI ! art

It’s been one year, 4 continents, 27 countries, and over 200 cities—and what a year it’s been! 65,000 photos later, I’m headed off again to the final destination in this around the world journey, and a place I’ve always dreamed of going—Fiji!

Off to FIJI ! art

I’ll be taking a short hiatus to soak up some sun and sand, but stay tuned for more adventures coming soon!

Off to FIJI ! art
Off to FIJI ! art
Photos courtesy of Fiji Tourism.

Venezia: Illuminations
Venezia: Illuminations art
Venice, Italy.

This watercolor was inspired by the lighting inside a church in Venice, Italy. All the colors stem from beams of colored light that were shining through a round stained glass window and setting the tiled floor aglow.

Along the Caldera, Santorini
Along the Caldera, Santorini art

Santorini, Greece is one of my most favorite places in the entire world. In fact, every time I leave the Greek Islands, I immediately want to come right back. It was difficult to capture the impossible beauty of this volcanic island in the Cyclades. In fact, this quick study really doesn’t do it justice. I’ll have to circle back around to this subject in the near future—my mind is brimming with blue and white island scenes already.

Urban Sketching in Vienna, Austria
Urban Sketching in Vienna, Austria art

I love sketching on location in Europe. Little details abound everywhere you turn. This year has been a whirlwind of inspiration and impressions. Although I haven’t had much time to paint since I’ve been on the road continuously (for just about a year now), I’ve been sketching and doing lots of creative writing along the way. Best of all, I was recently granted another opportunity to travel back to Europe (3rd time in one year)! Here’s a sketch from Vienna, Austria.

Urban Sketching in Vienna, Austria art
(detailed view.)
Urban Sketching in Vienna, Austria art