Category Archives: Sketches

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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Big Machine

We have to replace our damaged driveway. The first step is cutting up the concrete into sections for removal. Jared came today to get it done. The truck uses water to keep down the dust and it’s vacuumed up into … 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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Doggie in the Window

I have a series of photos I’ve collected I call “dogs in cars”. This one I saw at a stop light yesterday. She was very intently looking at me so I waved. She kept looking and I kept waving. I’m … 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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