Monthly Archives: September 2012

Otters!

I went to the Point Defiance Park Zoo yesterday to see the otters.  This past weekend had been a special Otter day at the Zoo.  One of the otters is famous for stacking cups.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see … Continue reading

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FFT nearly fully assembled

I’ve watched the pieces of the Space Shuttle Full Fuselage trainer arrive and be assembled and I’ve sketched these pieces and events before.  The FFT is the full size model of the Space Shuttle on which every astronaut trained.  The … Continue reading

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The Landing

I had an early appointment and I went to sketch a location I’ve planned to sketch for some time now.  On Wednesday I sketched a 1920’s cinema in downtown Renton.  This is the new one at a new shopping center … Continue reading

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Sketch Day out in two locations

I was out sketching most of the day because the weather was perfect.  Even late in the afternoon, it was only mid-70’s. My first subject was the Renton Third Street Theater, now home to the Civic Theater.   The building has … Continue reading

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Donkey

The high for the day is predicted to be 84 degrees so I went out mid-morning before it got really hot.  I don’t like it when the temperature approaches 80 degrees! This is the second sketch in what I plan … Continue reading

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September Sketch Crawl

The Seattle Sketchers enjoyed nearly perfect weather for the September Sketch crawl at Jack Block Park in West Seattle.  Some took the Water Taxi from Pier 50 on the Seattle Waterfront.   The park is named for the longest serving … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill Fabric House

This is a hot mess, in more ways than one! This subject itself is rather a chaotic mess of color and fabrics.  I’m not really pleased with my painting of it.  I tried a glaze for the first time, to … Continue reading

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Addition to kit

I’m both trying a new sketchbook and a new way of supporting all the pieces of my plein air kit.  The sketchbook is the Stillman & Birn 6×8 Beta Series spiral bound with 25 sheets of 180 pound “extra heavy … Continue reading

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Author here and on TV

One of the things I do since I retired is watch certain TV shows during the day.  I have the time now!  One of them is the local show, “New Day NW”.  Actually, I record it on TIVO and than … Continue reading

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Sketching in Gene Coulon Park

The weather has cooled off and we had a bit of rain overnight.  The day had that crisp, clear feeling of autumn.  Since the sun had returned, I decided to go out to sketch.  I’ve thought I might do a … Continue reading

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