Saturday, August 27, 2011

Testing out new Watercolors from Daniel Smith

I bought some new watercolors from Daniel Smith yesterday since they had a 20% off on everything.
So I decided to test out my new colors on an old line sketch I did last Fall at Pike Place Market. This sketch was a quicky probably 15-20 minutes and I never had time to go back and finish it with watercolor. 
In front of Lowell's Cafe

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Hydrangeas are in bloom what a wonderful way to have a bouquet of flowers from your garden.  Great colors!  Here are some I sketched and watercolored last night.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Urban Sketching @ Kenmore Air

Sunday Urban sketchers sketched the operations at Kenmore Air.  It is a great location and fun to see all the float planes being loaded into the water and prepping to take off.
Here are my sketches for the day.  Things happened so fast there you had to capture the scene quickly.  As a result I was able to do 5 sketches.
Fueling up.
Loading into the water.
Taking off!
Yellow Float Plane

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Flowers from My Garden

My son and I were working on painting the trim on our house and I had to clear away some of the over grown bushes and flowers which made a nice summer bouquet.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

National Night Out

Every year we have the Magnolia Big Band play at our block watch party.  One of our neighbors is a member of this band and their practice nights coincide with National Night Out.  Here is a sketch of the group playing.
Magnolia Big Band