Author Archives: redharparts

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.

Museum not shopping

I organized a small group of sketchers to go to the Museum of Flight as a way of avoiding the frenzy of Black Friday. Victoria, in the middle, brought her father.  This was his first time using watercolor and first … Continue reading

Posted in Sketch Crawl, Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

LBD

Little Black Dress: a Fashion Evolution. This is an exhibition at the Washington State History Museum that runs through December 5th.  I had a free pass so decided to see this before it closed. “The little black dress, or ‘LBD’ … Continue reading

Posted in Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

7 Seas

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met yesterday morning at 7 Seas Brewing in Tacoma. We were a small group today of about 8 sketchers, didn’t do a formal throw down and didn’t get a group photo. People were in and out and … Continue reading

Posted in Sketch Crawl, Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The doors are back

Last summer I sketched a single door at the United Christian Church in Renton after the original display had been vandalized.  The story is here. Meanwhile, the parish started a Little Free Pantry to support neighbors who were food insecure. … Continue reading

Posted in Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SAM again

As it often does, my journey into Seattle began at the light rail station.  This was barely a 5 minute sketch of a bicyclist waiting with his ride for his ride. Stilman and Birn pocket Alpha. The Urban Sketchers Seattle … Continue reading

Posted in Sketch Crawl, Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Carpinito Brothers

Tina… you might not want to look at this one! I sketched at the Carpinito Brothers produce stand in Kent yesterday.  This was with an informal group of artists, most of whom have studied with a particular teacher. I walked … Continue reading

Posted in Sketch Crawl, Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Prince

At the beginning our  tour of the Samuel Smith’s brewery in Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England, horse master Simon brought out Prince for us to meet. He’s their largest Shire horse at 18 hands. The horses haul a beer wagon and deliver … Continue reading

Posted in Sketches | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

KEXP

The KEXP radio station broadcasts from within a glass room inside the “Gathering Space” which is a huge room. In one corner is the La Marzocco Cafe. It’s a good place to sketch as, in addition to lots of people, … Continue reading

Posted in Sketch Crawl, Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ink in color block

It’s my intent to go to every Mixed Media play day that Janice Berkebile offers at Daniel Smith mothership. What she does is not my usual art practice (USk, on location sketching) but it’s good to learn new things and … Continue reading

Posted in Class, Crafts, Sketches, Studio | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Corn and Watercolor

This morning was another fun time exploring watercolors with Jodi Steele at the Daniel Smith mothership. I played around with some new colors. Then I experimented with the Black Lava Salt I got at the airport in Iceland. It does … Continue reading

Posted in Class, Sketches, Studio | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments