Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Travel Sketches from California

Last week I went to California to visit family and friends.  What is nice about the Urban Sketchers group is that you make friends with people from other places.  And this is so with the correspondent Shuhita from San Jose California.  Suhita had come up to Seattle a couple of years ago and she contacted me to see if we could get together to sketch.  The next time I saw her was at the Symposium in Barcelona and we had opportunity to sketch together at Casa Mila.  Before I left for California I contacted her to see if she had time to sketch since San Jose is near Fremont where I was staying.  Luckily timing worked out and we set up a sketchouting at the Niles Historic Train Depot in Niles, California.  I have sketched Nilesniles-historic-train-depot-niles-ca.  htmlniles-historic-train-depot.html before but one never tires of it. You can see Suhita's post from that day "a-mini-sketchcrawl".
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What we saw:  Niles Train Depot

Niles Boulevard
Suhita and her niece Mohini sketching

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sketch from the "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"

If you have read the book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet", the story described life in the ID district during WWII with the Panama Hotel as a significant player in the book. This last Sunday the Seattle Urban sketchers sketched the ID district. I sketched in the Tea and Coffee House at the Panama Hotel with a few other sketchers. This sketch has been posted on Flickr as well as Facebook and has gotten a lot of interest. It may be that the warm cozy feeling of this historic building touches people in many ways.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Line to Color Workshop at WSU in Pullman Washington

Frank Ching and I will be doing our Line to Color Workshop at Washington State University in Pullman Washington  April 18-20th.  We have also pulled in Gabi Campanario to give a workshop on capturing the event and people in the sketch.  Gabi will be giving a talk the first evening on the Urban Sketching movement.  There will be three workshops happening during the weekend,  evening talk, panel discussion and a final sketchcrawl.  Looking forward to encouraging the next generation of sketchers.  This workshop is also open to the public to register.

If you are interested in signing up for this workshop email Bob Krikac: 
for more information.

We want to thank Stillman and Birn,  Royal Talens and Canson for their generous sponsorship of this workshop.