Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday PM @ the Anchor Pub with Magnolia Big Band

Looking down at the Bar @ the Anchor Pub.
Right after the Sunday morning sketchcrawl, we drove to Everett to meet the Whidbey Island sketchers and hear the Magnolia Big Band at the Historic Anchor Pub.  What a great venue!   The new owners have transformed the pub and has made it a great place for a beer and sandwich or pot pie.  The Magnolia Big Band were in top form and we thoroughly enjoyed their music!
Magnolia Big Band @ the Historic Anchor Pub in Everett, WA

Sunday Morning Sketchcrawl @ JM Cellars

Had a busy Sunday this weekend.  Both the Crush at JM Cellars and the performance of Magnolia Big Band @ the Anchor Pub happened this weekend.  What a great day of sketching. 

There were about 7 Seattle Sketchers who came to the morning sketch at JM Cellars.  The timing of the crush is totally dependent on the sugar level of the grapes.  So when the grapes are ready, it happens. Luckily we could all make it this Sunday!
Forklift dumping the grapes into the crusher.

JM Cellars Tasting Room.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Family Weekend @ WWU

Last weekend we went up to Western Washington University in Bellingham for the Family Weekend to see our son Ian.  It was a typical Northwest Fall....rainy and then blue skies!  During the stretches of dry I was able to do a sketch on campus, at the Saturday market, and then along the waterfront on the South Bay trail. I am testing out a new palette and new sketchbook.  Doing this really changes my watercolors and how the paint takes to the paper.  I am also testing out some of the exercises in Jeanne Dobie's watercolor  book "Making Color Sing".  I am using her palette of suggested colors.  Luckily I had most of them and only added two colors to my already existing tubes of colors.
Bellingham's Saturday Farmer's Market
View of the Alaska Ferry Terminal From the South Bay Trail

Jeanne Dobie's Palette

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bischofberger Violins

I took my son to Bischofberger Violins to get new strings put on his violin.   This is a great violin shop that looks just like what you think a music store should look like.  I would love to just go by and spend some time sketching in there.  While waiting for the strings to be put on I did a sketch on the resin receipt.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ting MoMo

I just had lunch at Ting Momo today.  Of course I didn't bring a sketchbook.  I always seem to forget to have one with me because my purse is so full of other items.  But I did get a napkin from there and was able to sketch the place.  Great location in South Lake Union and a neat restaurant.  It is Tibetan food which I had never had before.  Some similarities to chinese food.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Q @ Garfield High School

Practicing with watercolor pencils on a quick sketch I did outside of Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center at Garfield High School.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Sketch and a Cuppa Jo

Essential Bakery in Wallingford is a wonderful spot to sit down for a pastry and coffee or tea, grab a newspaper and read the morning paper or like I did do a quick sketch.  It has wonderful ambiance. The napkin sketch was done on an earlier visit.  Then I came back to do a sketch from a similar point of view in my sketchbook.