Category Archives: Sketches

First in the series

I decided to start a new series:  the lamps in the McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma.  All McMenamins properties have the most amazing collection of lighting.  Since I’ll likely be at this one often, I decided to devote a pocket … Continue reading

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U District Street Fair

It was a long train ride and then a confusing bus ride to get to the meeting place for joining Urban Sketchers Seattle for the U (University) district street fair.  This was my first time there but it was the … Continue reading

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Blue Poppy Day

Every year, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden hosts Blue Poppy Day to celebrate the blooming of this unique poppy. Urban Sketchers Tacoma has gone a few times to be included in the “Festival of Art and Nature” which features visual … Continue reading

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Payload Bay

Met up with a group of sketchers from Kent today at the Museum of Flight.  At least two of them are members but still gave them my standard orientation. Made a quick trip over to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park … Continue reading

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Newest McMenamins

This was my first visit to the restored and renovated Elks Temple in Tacoma. It was a multi-year project by the McMenamin brothers (more here). Urban Sketchers Tacoma met to sketch inside and out of this new property which just … Continue reading

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Waiting and exploring

Another mundane chore:  took one of the cars for its scheduled maintenance.  It didn’t need much, so just waited at the dealership. Besides, I wanted to see the new Toyota Corolla Hybrid, just out this month.  We have a 2002 … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem

Urban Sketchers Seattle met at a second floor public patio in the financial district. It certainly was a hidden gem of a location. We had a good view of the oddly shaped Rainier Tower and the surrounding structures and construction … Continue reading

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Lots of Green!

Last night was another session of Cosplay Drink and Draw.  Our model was the amazing Kelsee dressed as a Harpy.   There were so many feathers, I decided the best approach was to be a little abstract.  My two favorites from … Continue reading

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What went wrong?

One more garden stop with our visiting friends.  The Kubota Japanese Garden is close by and just the ticket for a quick morning visit. This sketch just looks wrong. But when compared to the record photo I took from the … Continue reading

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More with visitors

Out and about with our visitors again today.  We went to the Seattle Chinese Garden.  While they walked around, I went straight to the Dragon Seeker. This is the 3rd time I’ve sketched it. The reason our visitors are here … Continue reading

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