Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dentist's Office Tropical Fish Tank

Went to our dentist's office this morning with my son and while waiting for him to finish, sketched some colorful fish that were in the tropical fish tank.

Bainbridge Island

Sunday Seattle Urban Sketchers took the ferry over to Bainbridge Island for some sketching, painting, eating and some did a little wine tasting.  All in all a good day for it though it always takes longer than you think when you are on Ferry Schedule.
View from outside of Grace and Co. Paperie (Card Shop) on Madison Ave. Bainbridge Island, WA.

Eagle Harbor Inn:  Quaint little Hotel on the Island.

Ferry to Bainbridge Island  with Seattle Space Needle in the background and fellow sketcher Frank Bettancourt in the foreground.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Windy day at Pioneer Square

This afternoon I met with a couple of Students from UW to go sketch at Pioneer Square.  I got to use my new urban sketchers moleskine sketchbook, the accordian style sketchbook.  The wind was so fierce that it grabbed the edge of one of the pages and blew it totally open almost to the street and partially ripped the page I was working on.  Luckily we were able to pull it all back in. Here is the sketch.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Interlaken Bridge over 26th Ave. East

I love how bridges create these framed views.  I have been wanting to paint this bridge for a long time.
It is located where Interlaken Blvd. crosses over 26th Ave. East which is along the bike trail through Montlake.  This is an old bridge that creates a gate way into Montlake on the bike path.  The yellow decidous trees on the other side of the bridge sparkle on a sunny day as you are looking through the bridge.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Montlake Bridge

This sketch was started in April and was never finished because it started to rain.  So it took a few months for me to finally get back to finish the drawing and put some watercolor on it.  It was a great day for it.  It is 90 degrees outside...of course I seek out the shade.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Japanese Tea Garden

Thursday some students from the UW and I went to the Japanese Tea Garden to sketch.
It was a challenge to sketch landscape instead of building and urban spaces. I will have to try that more.