Next year’s Christmas card!

The Seattle Urban Sketchers met for the regular sketch outing at the relatively newly renovated King Street Station.   I took the opportunity of holiday decor to sketch what may be next year’s Christmas card!

8×10 on 140 pound Strathmore 400 series watercolor paper; Carbon Black Ink, Daniel Smith watercolors.

I had about 45 minutes left, so I quickly sketched view from outside.

About 5×7 on 140 pound Arches; Carbon Black Ink, Daniel Smith watercolors and Watercolor pencils.

After 2 1/2 hours sketching, we met back up to share our work and to have the usual group photo.

All the rest of the photos are here.

Two more quick sketches:

I’d arrived early on the light rail, so I stopped at Zeitgeist coffee.  I had a quick warming beverage and a sketch of some patrons.  Just an ink sketch as I didn’t have time to add watercolor.

Carbon Black ink on 3×5 90 pound Fabiano Watercolor paper

Then on the train home, I sat next to the stowed stroller with its colorful pack of flowers!

Carbon Black ink; Daniel Smith watercolors, watercolor pencil on about 3×5 90 pound Fabiano watercolor paper

It was a fun sketch outing with a chance to briefly meet some new sketchers.  And it was productive.  Four sketches in one day!

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Next year’s Christmas card!

  1. Judi Nyerges says:

    Wow! FOUR sketches in one day! You are a miracle worker. I am lucky to get one finished. And they are GOOD to boot!

  2. Tina says:

    A productive day, indeed! I love the holiday one… It’ll make a great card next year.

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