Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

I’ve been traveling and travel journaling as well. Here is a spread that I made at the Colorado National Monument. It’s an extraordinary place where “Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama.” It’s not always on the radar when heading on a trip of National Parks, but I assure you it’s not […]

View post →

Pike’s Peak, almost

Rocky Mountains illustration

So I’ve been spending some time out west and while in Colorado I attempted to “paint”, with crayons, Pike’s Peak. It was really a great day spent with my son drawing until the sun began melting our crayons right on the top of the rocks we were drawing from. That was fine, it happens. But what […]

View post →

Buena Vista

Louie's Ice Cream-Buena Vista Colorado

I’ve been traveling and keeping a small journal for the last month or so. Here is a drawing of a little town in Colorado called Buena Vista. It’s small but every shop either has very nice gifts and homemade items or really, really good food. There’s also rental shops for kayaks and surfboards, bikes, etc. […]

View post →

Balanced Rock

balanced rock, colorado

I made this quick drawing at Balanced Rock in Colorado Springs, CO. Balanced Rock is well, a giant red sandstone formation that appears to be precariously balanced. People love to do “the pose” where they’re holding it up. It is beautiful though, wow.   Greg Betza ©2019

View post →

Kansas

Kansas plains and cattle

I’ve been traveling cross country this summer and yesterday I traversed the plains of Kansas. Aside from a few cows dotting the landscape, not much to see. But there is something beautiful in the golden plains and the multiple greens of the crops. I tried to capture that here, and a few cows. Greg Betza […]

View post →

Amsterdam Pride

Just returned from a trip to Amsterdam, where I was an instructor at the 10th annual Urban Sketchers symposium. Amsterdam is an amazing city; one of my personal favorites. The bicycle culture seems to have given every one of Amsterdam’s citizens a permanent mega-dose of endorphins, and they are among the nicest urbanites I’ve encountered. As […]

View post →

Cape Man

Man in a cape illustration

Happy Fourth of July. I didn’t have time today to find a more “suitable or patriotic” piece of art, so I’m hoping a drawing of a man in a cape will suffice. Enjoy the holiday fellow Americans! Greg Betza ©2019

View post →

Glasses

I drew this many years ago with pastels and pencil for the glasses. When I photographed this piece, the light from the flash reflected on the glasses making them look metallic. A pleasant, unexpected outcome! Greg Betza ©2019

View post →