Category Archives: Class


Liesel Lund teaches a workshop hosted at Daniel Smith Seattle that runs for months and has a different topic every week.  I enrolled in this week’s session on Water and Glass Reflections.  I was most interested in water reflections.  But … Continue reading

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Sew Expo 2017

Yesterday I went to Sew Expo.  I almost didn’t go but I’m glad I did! For the past many years I’ve been going at least one day of the 4 day event.  Since I retired, I go on Thursday, opening … Continue reading

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Gabi’s 10×10

This was the kick off for Urban Sketchers “10 years x 10 classes” or simply,  “10×10” series.  This is the 10th anniversary year for Urban Sketchers.  To commemorate, they are sponsoring 10 workshops, each group in one of many locations … Continue reading

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A different approach

I met Roy when he came to the 4th Annual West Coast Sketch Crawl we hosted in Tacoma.  Since then, he has been a regular sketcher, mostly with Tacoma. He is an an Oblate of St. Placid Priory in Lacy, … Continue reading

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Parallel watercolor play

Jodi Steele organizes the Watercolor Socials at Daniel Smith Seattle.  I really like going as it is such a pleasant diversion.  Today was a little less social in that everyone seemed intent on their paintings and there was less chatter … Continue reading

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Brenda Swenson workshop

This is how much I was looking forward to this workshop… I registered in early December 2015, 9 months early!  For the past 3 days I’ve been in Brenda Swenson’s “Sketching Techniques with Watercolor”. I’ve followed her blog for quite … Continue reading

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Understanding Perspective by Stephanie Bower

Understanding Perspective  Easy Techniques for Mastering Perspective Drawing on Location by Stephanie Bower Quarto Publishing ISBN 978-1-6359-128-0 Two years ago, I was fortunate to be able to take the “Good Bones” workshop from Stephanie Bower.  At that point, I’d … Continue reading

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Making Palette & Journal demo

A friend from Portland is here for the weekend.  I’m taking her on all sorts of art adventures.  We sketched yesterday and will do so again tomorrow with Urban Sketchers Seattle. Today we went to a demo by Janice Berkebile … Continue reading

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Social Watercolor

Today I was able to get out for two art things. Thing 1 was my first “Social Water Color” ** gathering at the Daniel Smith mothership in Seattle.  After the horrendous news earlier this am, it was good to get … Continue reading

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Travel Sketching Essentials

Stephanie Bower is one of the Urban Sketchers I most admire.  She presented her “Travel Sketching Essentials” demo at Daniel Smith yesterday. This is the demo I wish I could have attended when I first got involved with Urban Sketchers … Continue reading

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