Category Archives: Urban Sketchers

Ballard Locks

Though rain was finally predicted, it held off until our sketch outing was finished. A larger group than usual showed up to the Ballard Locks sketch outing today.  There were some first time sketchers and even a couple new sketchers … Continue reading

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Park(ing) Day

Urban Sketchers Tacoma participated in the Tacoma Park(ing) Day.  It was just one of many locations participating in International Park(ing) Day. “Park(ing) Day is an international event in which artists, citizens, and businesses will temporarily transform a metered parking spot … Continue reading

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Day 3 of Abbey Sketch Trip

Right after breakfast I headed out to the viewpoint which overlooks the Fraser river. I again used Marc Taro Holms’ wet in wet “charging in” technique (see previous, Day 2, post about the sunset). Walking back from the viewpoint, I … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Abbey sketch retreat

Day 1 Monday, Sept 11, 2017; travel to the Abbey Day 2, Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017; first full day at Abbey A group of 4 sketchers made a “sketching retreat” to Westminster Abbey in Mission, BC, Canada. That’s a little … Continue reading

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Afternoon in Georgetown

After the Social Watercolor meeting at Daniel Smith, we headed to Georgetown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seattle.  It’s one of my favorite places for repeated sketch outings as it has old architecture and a funky, art, vibe. We … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook Pond

Today was rather dark and hazy, with smoke still in the air.  The light was quite flat but we didn’t have rain as predicted, though we felt a few drops.  The Friday group from Urban Sketchers Seattle met at Meadowbrook … Continue reading

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A pleasant campus

On Saturday (Sept 2) Urban Sketchers Tacoma gathered at University of Puget Sound. It is a beautiful, “red brick” campus with manicured lawns and tall trees. I found the architecture very appealing. It is a 4 year liberal arts college … Continue reading

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Purple paths

The Jimi Hendrix Park officially opened just this past June. Urban Sketchers Seattle paid a visit on Friday. Also next to the park is the Northwest African American Museum housed in the former Colman School. My first sketch was of … Continue reading

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Pt Defiance Marina

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met this morning to sketch around the Pt. Defiance Marina. There were so many scenes that interested me I decided to do a two page montage.  The sketch on the far left I didn’t like, so I … Continue reading

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Bainbridge Island

Many of us would have been attending the 5th Annual Urban Sketchers West Coast Sketch crawl this weekend. However, several months ago it was cancelled. So we in Seattle decided to have a weekend of sketching anyway! This was the … Continue reading

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