Category Archives: Daily Sketches

Truck experiment

Big truck parked next to my driveway which is under construction. Jacob brought Jared back to help him prep for the concrete pour tomorrow. Preparation included picking up the big rocks, smoothing out new gravel, wooden sections, and laying rebar. … Continue reading

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Portrait practice

This is practice done from a newspaper photo. I didn’t use any pencil but started with ink, using a Lamy Joy 1.1 nib. I like the watercolor, too. Quite happy with it.

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Bloedel Reserve

On Friday I made a reservation for today to visit Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, using a complimentary ticket I’ve had for a while. Wouldn’t you know today was the first rain we’ve had in a month! It was just … Continue reading

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A day of contrasts

Yesterday started with heavy equipment working on our driveway. Jake brought in a machine to break up and remove the sections of the driveway that Jared cut up the day before. He also brought another man and they both had … Continue reading

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Another visit to the Detail Mafia

I returned to Museum of Flight to give them the original of the sketch I did yesterday. I had time so I stayed to sketch more. I wanted to do one closer in and found an optimal spot from which … Continue reading

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We’re all back

We both missed last year, so this is the 16th year that Renny Doyle of Detailing Success has brought a crew of professional detailers to clean and polish the Museum of Flight’s aircraft, particularly Air Force One. It’s a smaller … Continue reading

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TV Faces

For the past few days I’ve been in a drawing slump. I’ve been apathetic and none of the items on my list of subjects appeals. I even went to the Museum of Flight on Monday to do my annual sketches … Continue reading

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Wayside Chapel

Then, this afternoon I joined the Etchr Studio workshop with Eleanor Doughty @herbcoil . Her chosen image was a place I knew: a wayside chapel on US 2 as we go to Leavenworth. I followed along and drew with the … Continue reading

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Virtually Japan

Etchr Studio on YouTube is offering excellent one hour demonstrations with wonderful artists. Subscribe to the channel for some free art lessons. I just sketched along with one this morning and it lifted my mood. It was Leslie Parsons @montrealsketcher … Continue reading

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Snail again

This is the second snail photo Sketchbook Skool has used as the weekly “draw this” challenge. I liked the yellow, gold, and orange. I painted areas of color first, let it dry, then went in with ink followed by more … Continue reading

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