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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.


I spent half the day in a group workshop. Frances had the idea to study art books and techniques and invited a few friends to join her. Today was our first meeting, at which we reviewed the content of Steven … Continue reading

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New Burke

Yesterday, Sunday, January 19, I joined Urban Sketchers Seattle at the newly re-opened Burke Museum. The old museum had been torn down and in it’s place was this 3 story, massive building. Since I wasn’t sure when I might be … Continue reading

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Today’s theme is “coffee”. While waiting for a shop to open in my suburb, I stopped in at a new-ish local coffee shop, Boon Boona.  It’s East African.   I was glad to see it so full on a weekday morning. … Continue reading

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Despite heavy snow in some areas, most of the usual group of artists came to Cosplay Drink and Draw on Wednesday night. We had one artist attending his first session, too. This is Sara @per_fekshen as Hawks from My Hero … Continue reading

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Jointly at McMenamins

Urban Sketchers Tacoma hosted Urban Sketcher Seattle in a joint outing at the new(ish) McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma. It is a unique venue with so much to sketch. This was my 4th time there this year as they opened … Continue reading

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Busy Sunday

This past Sunday (5 January) I did 2 sketches before 10 am and then finished one started earlier in the week during Social Watercolor at Daniel Smith I’d started this “last year”, “in the previous decade”!  Actually, it was just … Continue reading

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First Dogs

These are another group of sketches done from the Instagram account of Kitsap Humane Society; sending to them to use as they wish. Though they were done at the end of 2019, they are being sent to KHS in 2020.

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2019 notebooks and sketchbooks

As the year draws to a close, I’ve gathered the various books I’ve filled in 2019. Based on the properties of the folders into which I’ve saved the scans, I’ve done about 208 Urban Sketches and 159 others, of various … Continue reading

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Old Cannery Christmas

Urban Sketchers Tacoma returned to sketch the Christmas decor at the Old Cannery. We’ve been twice before but not, apparently, since 2016. There were so many interesting things to sketch. Our host brought their new puppet mascot, Caboose the Moose, … Continue reading

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Gabi’s show

Gabi Campanario has a show in a small gallery in Bothell, WA.  He is the Seattle times editorial artist who also has a column in the paper known as “The Seattle Sketcher”.  He is probably more famous as the founder … Continue reading

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