Monday, September 20, 2010

Rainy Day at the Ballard Farmers' Market

Wasn't too sure how this day would work out, (since it was raining cats and dogs) but we had one of our largest groups.  Probably around 18 people showed up for sketching at the Farmer's Market.  We even had a visitor from Washington D.C.  join us and some new people joined us after seeing us at the market sketching.  Hard to miss 18 people sketching and painting in a down pour!

It was Urban Splashing Northwest style.  You didn't need to pre-splash your water color paper, the rain did it for you!  Despite the challenge we had a great day and the sun finally showed up at the end of our session.  I was actually able to get a quick sketch of a veggie stand before we regrouped.

The Veraci Pizza stand was an interesting experience. This is the authentic way to bake pizza in a wood burning stove.  It is the real Neopolitan Style Pizza...thin crust.  While I was sketching it started to rain on me and the watercolors ran.    I ducked under the canopy and had to pat down my sketch with napkin.  Came back later to add more color to the sketch.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sundodger Invitational

Saturday, September the 18th was University of Washington's Sundodger Invitational Cross Country Meet.  Both of my sons ran in the meet, which was located at Lincoln Park in West Seattle.  It turned out to be a gorgeous day.  Despite showers the night before.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Last night I went to a gallery show at Gasworks Gallery and saw the work of fellow urban sketcher Beth.
I was so inspired by all her work that I just had to come home and paint something.  Lychee look a little dull from the outside by once you open them the inside of the shell has a rich irridescent magenta plum color and the flesh of the fruit is a translucent white. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Japanese Tea Garden

Second attempt at drawing inside the Japanese Tea Garden.  Getting depth and reflection, drawing the landscape with out having a mish-mosh is hard to do.  Practice, practice and you learn something new.