Saturday, March 29, 2014


sketching within a couple of blocks from home on a super bright Sunday. I am always in awe of this corner with the huge radio towers, I didn't even come close to getting all the lines in this view. 

just around the corner this giant odd shaped place of worship hides in the trees, the front of building will be mostly in hiding after spring has sprung. I went around to the back of the building at 15th & Pike to get an unobstructed view, looks like a stunted silo.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wintergrass '14

I have attended Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival for a few years now, always with a ticket and always with a camera. The Friday Urban Sketcher group met on Feb.28 for a sketch at the Hyatt in Bellevue,WA where the Wintergrass International Music Festival was getting cranked up. I'm not sure when the word International replaced Bluegrass, I don't like it. We did not purchase tickets because I knew from past experience that folks would be playing together in the hotel lobby all morning. Drawing bluegrass musicians while they play is difficult, hard not to tap your feet!

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Drove out to Ocean Shores, WA on Sunday for a couple days, winter on the coast is nice if your not going for the crowds or the sunshine. I don't know how little places like Sharky's stay open all year, this town was pretty quiet. I sat in the car and drew this through a light morning rain. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

last week...

we lost our old buddy Snoopy to whatever cat ailment makes a guycat stop eating..and I just remembered that I drew him once. I took solace in drawing this past week with a model in a large group and on my own in urban settings with smaller groups. 

I had to drop the car off for an oil change on Thursday, and I found myself at Cherry St Coffee looking at old and new buildings

on Friday I met some Urban Sketchers at St. Marks on capitol hill, I always thought that the round thing was stained glass but it's really mirrors and hand hurt later from drawing the lines...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


This months Urban Sketcher meet was at MOHAI _ Museum of History and Industry, so many places to sketch in this museum but I really dig this big scaffolding like structure with all the local signage. It was a bit of a challenge to get all the information I wanted because each section is linked to a hand crank below that museum goers can turn to activate a scenes light or moving parts.

Monday, January 13, 2014


A grey morning at The Seattle Public Library. If you've ever visited this library, you know that it is a full city block of oddly angled windows and planes. I chose a small view from the 10th floor looking east over 5th Ave. for this small sketch.

This is the floor I visit the most when I go to the library because it has the new books,the mystery section and DVD's! There's some nice color in this part of the building.

A few of us went to Pike Brewing Company for lunch after the library sketch, I think we all squeezed a few more lines in.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Capitol Hill library is an extremely frequent destination for us, as we are both avid readers and movie watchers. I love the trellis at the entrance.