Hummingbirds

hummingbird studies

They are hard to draw because they are so fast but I have the joy and privilege of having a free day to laze around on the porch in Colorado Springs and watch so many of these beautiful creatures come to get a drink of sugar water. All day. They make a strange high pitched […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gaming

While spending time in Columbus Ohio I stopped in at an arcade/bar and did some drawing. It was fun to see all of the different people huddled together for the common social activities of gaming and drinking. Greg Betza ©2019  

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Lights for Liberty

An illustration done on location of the Lights for Liberty candlelight vigil in Manhattan’s Foley Square last Friday night. The purpose of the vigil, which was held simultaneously in cities around the US, was to shed light and attention on the immigration detention policies of the current administration at the southern border of our country. […]

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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

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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

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Little League Action

Attended my very first Little League game this weekend, to cheer my nephew William and his team, the “Oakland A’s” on. Wow, such an exciting game – better than watching the major leagues! William (#3) was all over the field – got a few hits, struck out a few batters during his time as pitcher, […]

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