Category Archives: Sketch Crawl

Big Machine

For over a year the central streets of my suburban city have been torn up. There have been constant detours and slow traffic through town. This is the first location that’s been really convenient to sketch, though. So I’m channeling … Continue reading

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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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The OG and the Fifty

Today was Urban Sketchers Seattle’s 12th Anniversary.  We met back at the place where it all began, Fisherman’s Terminal. From that first outing, 12 years ago:  Today’s group photo, courtesy of Stephanie Bower.  She counted about 50 people representing what is … 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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Dressed up for the 4th

As I wrote over Memorial Day, the Interface statues have a new group carrying on the tradition of dressing them up for holidays. There was a long feature about them in the current online issue of “This Week in Renton”. … Continue reading

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Painting Concorde

Yesterday on my way home from the sketch outing, I stopped by the Museum of Flight to check on the progress of the painting of the Concorde. They crew recognized me and the company owner came over to talk to … Continue reading

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Pac Med

Dr. Jose Rizal Park has an amazing view of south Downtown and Elliott Bay. USk Seattle met there this morning. While it is a good view, the Art Deco Pac Med building was across the street and I’ve always wanted … Continue reading

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Another botanical

Two botanical gardens in one week. I had an on-line event this afternoon but it was such a nice morning I wanted to go out to sketch. Soos Creek Botanical Garden is close and very inviting. I might even go … Continue reading

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Bellevue Botanical

Victoria moved to another state while we were unable to meet due to the pandemic. Since she briefly returned to Seattle this week, we organized an ad hoc outing to be able to say our goodbyes in person. There were … Continue reading

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