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 […]

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Max Groove

Max Groove

I spent a week in Kansas City, MO in July and made my way down to one of its famous jazz clubs, the Green Lady Lounge. On that night, performer Max Groove (not his real name ;)) performed his organ duo with a drummer (can’t remember his name :(). Great guys and great music. Greg […]

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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. […]

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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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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

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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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