Tuesday, April 28, 2009

blast from the past

Here is a very very old prismacolor portrait of my late beloved kitty. About 18 x 12, prismacolor on illustration board

Thursday, April 23, 2009

ballard locks

Saturday we met up at the Hiram M. Chittenden locks. Fun, windy and cold out on the locks themselves! Here are a couple little sketches:
First, ink and gouache in my little Moleskine watercolor book, 3.25 x 5, looking southeast: Then a 5x7 oil sketch looking west at the railroad bridge, from the west end of the large lock:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

community space!

Friday my friend-the-longest (43 years!) Teresa and I went to Third Place Books to look and paint and drink iced tea.
Here is Teresa's painting of the table where the poems are made.

There was a gentleman working in this area, whom I sketched as if closer up.

Lots of people using the Commons there as their third place -- just as intended!
Then we moved on to the windows facing south. Teresa captured the tree-lined path along Bothell Way:

Here is her photo of me sketching the scene.

Thank you, Teresa! I'm so lucky you're my friend!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

22nd Worldwide Sketchcrawl

What a great day in the cold and grey! Here are a few images from our crawl.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

beautiful Tacoma

Wonderful trip yesterday, painting on the Ruston Point waterway with Frances. Wish every day could be like this: meditation time, grand companionship, sunshine, lost in painting!

Here's my first little (5 x 7) oil sketch of the day, from under the bridge!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

blue star cafe

Today we met at the Blue Star Cafe, where some of the Seattle Plein Air painters will be showing work in July! The whole time, it snowed -- April Fools indeed! Frances and I stayed and sketched a while afterward. Here are our little idylls. Frances' wonderful sketch of our fellow diners is at the top -- many thanks to her for letting me share it! Clearly some of us are just not able to wait until 22nd WorldWide Sketchcrawl, coming up Saturday, April 11!