Thursday, February 26, 2015

last week...

2.18.15_ Occasionally on Wednesday nights I attend a life drawing session at a friends studio and occasionally I am uninterested in the model. When that happened last week I stayed and made a drawing of the folks drawing.

2.22.15_ Later that week I walked over to Harvard and Pike to draw the new apartments going up over there. I can't imagine this being the ideal place to live due to it's proximity to 95 Slide, Bill's and Linda's all in the same block.,tea or bicycles

In January we traveled to Long Beach, WA for a couple of nights at The Adrift Hotel. It's a cute little place rite on the beach with an eco friendly theme. We enjoy the free use of the beach cruiser bicycles here and I like that you can get good coffee, tea, water or a bicycle all in the lobby!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

catching up again...

My name is Lynne P. Cotie, the P stands for procrastinate! I have done some drawing since August, it just seems to take so long for it to get posted here! 

The Seattle Convention Center, I had been wanting to come back here since the last time the Urban Sketcher group met awhile back. I now work at 4th & Union and pass this way at least once a day on weekdays so I really didn't have any excuses for not getting back up here. I love the awesome view looking West down Union to the water.

I reached a point this month where I realized I hadn't been drawing enough, so on 11.5 I went to the Wednesday night figure drawing session at Trapeze. Thursday I had a day off from work and had planned to go out and sketch but the weather was wet and I decided to have a sketch inning instead of an outing. 

Friday, I made my way over to the Pike Place Market, where my friend Joe Fridlund purchased a book store this year, Lamplight Books. It was a very interesting draw, standing in a corner of the market observing a little slice of market life while drawing was fun!

Saturday, August 23, 2014


I had last Wednesday off and we just renewed our Museum membership so I headed to South Lake Union for a weekday MOHAI adventure! I stayed inside for a tour of the Chocolate exhibit which smelled yummy but was kinda boring otherwise, then I headed outdoors on this delightfully temperate day and was instantly drawn to The Center for Wooden Boats.  Beautiful place to sit and sketch, lots to look at!


It was Kate's birthday wish to have a little sketch meet from the sky view deck at The Columbia Center, downtown Seattle. We sketched here last year on a blustery day, this year it was so clear! I had fun with my wonky perspective drawing on this one. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

sports week!

Last week we had tickets to two sporting events, the first on Wednesday was a Mariners vs Mets game on a rainy day. I didn't think i'd be able to sketch because it was so wet, but our seats were dry.

the second game of the week with free tix, was to a Seattle Storms game at Key Arena and in my typical post apocalyptic scenery, sketchy people are attending a basketball game with no players...

Friday, July 18, 2014

7.11-7.12.14_a weekend's worth of drawings

Last weekend I attended the 2nd Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl in Portland,OR which coincided with the 44th Worldwide Sketchcrawl Day. I was super lucky because I got to stay at a really cool house in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Portland, so arty! My hosts grilled seafood on their deck Thursday night, we talked art and camping and food, so delightful! Friday morning, on a tip, I walked over to the Bagdad Theatre for a sketch.

It was pretty hot and sunny out so I visited the food trucks for lunch then headed over to Deschutes Brewery for some air conditioning and a cold beer before my meet&greet with the sketcher group.

The meet&greet was at McMenamin's Ringler's Pub. I heard someone say there were 85 of us at one point, we were doing 5 minute portraits and then moving round for new victims...the waitstaff , i'm sure, was a little perturbed by our activity!

Saturday morning I began by doing a sketch behind barriers that were being erected for some event later in the day, it kind of set the tone for me the rest of the day in that I tried to keep it loose and not get caught up with my colors. This is The Southpark Seafood Restaurant at the corner of SW Salmon&SW Park. It has this gigantic metal fish bricked into the corner of the building above their awning.

I walked thru the Farmers Market, it was huge and very busy with people, produce, meat, food carts and music! This guy had a very unique instrument called a Kora _West African Harp, his name was Will and he really liked this little quick sketch. 

I really do love the buildings! I left my chair out of this excursion on purpose because I was certain I could find a bench somewhere to sit on in this area......I ended up using a city map of Portland that I had purchased the day before, to sit in the wet grass and make this sketch of a church. Thanks to awesome Portlander's it was really the only time that map came in handy!

next a view from the parkside corner of Antoinette-Hatfield Hall, the lines were calling me

I finished my sketching day sitting on the porch in Sunnyside, sketching and waiting for the night to cool off.