Thursday, November 28, 2013
My wife works for the Puget Sound Blood Center who had their annual awards and holiday dinner at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). If you grew up in or around Seattle, you surely saw (on your way to the Seattle Center) the pink Lincoln's Toe Truck parked just off the Mercer exit.
That blast from the past now resides just inside the entrance to MOHAI and for this event, the backdrop to a no-host bar.
Pen and ink with watercolor wash.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
After the Seattle Urban Sketchers Gathering on the Seattle Waterfront - I walked south to Pioneer Square where there is a new (newer) food stand near the pergola and the Chief Sealth statue. Every half an hour of so I would have to take a break while all the people doing the Underground Seattle tour stood in front of me listening to their guide go over the story of the great Seattle fire of June 6, 1889.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
On a recent trip to Boston we got to hang out with a good friend Rick Piekos in New Bedford. This sketch was done from Knowles Beach looking back to the nearby village of South Dartmouth.
Pen and ink with a watercolor wash in a Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Wow, what a long day, or days. We caught the red eye from Seattle to Boston, getting in at 7am and we hit the tourist streets running in an effort to get on Eastern time. This sketch was done late in the afternoon of the second day without sleep. Let's face it travel to a rarely visited city makes up for the lake of Zs'
Sunday, April 14, 2013
It was an expensive good time and we unwisely chose to do a bunch of water rides just as the sun was starting to set, burrr.
We stayed at the Reunion Resort with its three golf courses (designed by Watson, Palmer and Nicklaus), ten pools and a water park. Lots of money here, makes one with no money feel a little out of place.
This sketch was done on our last day while the girls were at the water park. It turned out a little cartoony for me, but it had to be quick because the temp was in the mid 80's and as humid as a steam room.
Watercolor wash, pen and ink in a Moleskine sketchbook.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
This sketch was done just outside the Saturn Rocket exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center. The taller building is the vehicle assembly building and is the world's tallest single story building at 525 ft and covers 8 acres. This is the place where space shuttles and Saturn rockets were assembled. The weather was partly cloudy, windy and warm and in the time it took me to do this sketch I managed to get a painful sunburn, hey I'm from Seattle, we won't see the sun for two more months....