Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fuel Cell aircraft

Yup.  It’s Thursday.  It’s a Museum of Flight sketch.  I stuck around after my shift in order to sketch this. The Seattle Museum of Flight now owns and has newly on display a Boeing Fuel Cell Demonstrator aircraft.  It is … Continue reading

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Ikea

The weekly theme for Urban Sketchers  is ” Worldwide Retail (IKEA and Starbucks)”.  Since I don’t like Starbucks coffee (shhhh, it’s unpatriotic in Seattle!), I went to Ikea, which is just down the hill from home. I sat in the … Continue reading

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Birds at Trader Joe’s

I noticed these sparrows hanging out on the big TJ letters.  I first tried sketching the whole sign but the birds were really tiny.  So I took a page from Cathy Johnson’s Artists Journal Workshop (so to speak) and did … Continue reading

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Sit upon

One of the few things I learned in my 5 minutes in Girl Scouts was how to make what they called a “sit-upon”.  I’ve recently learned other people call them by different names and made them in different ways.  It’s … Continue reading

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Edmonds Marina

Before I dropped off my paintings at the gallery, I explored Edmonds a little.  It’s a charming town.  I drove out to the marina in search of a scene I could sketch in my car.  I found this “dry storage” … Continue reading

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Gallery Show

I drove to Edmonds today to deliver the paintings for a show that opens in a commercial gallery there on 1 March.  It isn’t juried, still, it’s the first show I’ve entered in 40 years!  I have the 6 small … Continue reading

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Sketch Outing at St. James

The Urban Sketchers Seattle had our monthly group sketch outing at St. James (Roman Catholic) Cathedral.  I’ve not been there before.  It was another rich environment where there were so many views to sketch.  I managed just two, both small … Continue reading

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Sketching at the Burke

A group of sketchers got together for another Friday outing.  This time we went to the Burke Museum  on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle.  There were lots of bones.  Also interesting were exhibits of the diverse … Continue reading

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Made a sketchbook

The kits I used over the past couple days to make books were used to teach myself a bit about this craft.  I also got some books from the library.  I used one of them to make this Moleskine-like watercolor … Continue reading

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Yoda book

This is the intersection of my art and my geekness.  While looking for cover papers for my handmade watercolor sketchbook, I found this licensed Star Wars paper!  I can’t resist Yoda.   I used a second, partial, book kit to … Continue reading

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