Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hot Zone - Jet City Revisited

This is the shelf above the barista's head at Jet City Espresso. A rusty old tuba, odd collection of cups, etch-a-sketch, a Bob Marley & the Wailers album and a base drum. Sat here on a Sunday morning sketching, drinking coffee and listening to A Prairie Home Companion...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Seattle Urban Sketchers - Gas Works

Gorgeous day and a sketch celebrity joins us for our monthly get together at a Seattle site. Thomas Thorspecken (seated in front with Gabi) is an outstanding artist from Orlando visiting the Seattle area with his wife. Great fun. Check out Thor's Blog, he has posted some great sketches of their recent travels around the Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I can't drive past old (vintage) cars and trucks without wanting to stop and get out the sketchbook. This was one of those times when I had the time to sketch. This old guy (sans engine) has literately been put out to pasture...Remind me not to lose my engine.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Gas Works Park w/ Seattle Urban Sketchers

Lived in the Seattle area all my life and had never been to Gas Works Park. What a great place to draw! Had a great time with the group and seeing the work created this morning. A fantastic learning experience, to see how others visualize and put to paper some amazing sketches.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I told myself I shouldn't start drawing the UPS truck because it's bound to pull away at any minute. I lucked out, the driver must have been taking a break, a long break......

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Renton Boeing Plant/Lake Washington Canoe & Kayak

The Renton Boeing Plant sits right on the South end of Lake Washington. There is a fishing and recreation pier on the lake that parallels the aircraft plant. You can draw or fish and listen to Rosie the Riveter build airplanes. The fisherman at the end of the pier didn't move for the longest time, it was a tangled line or taking a nap...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Parenting 101

This picture is a few years old now. Notice the deep concentration on the father's face as he has no idea his child is playing in a fast moving stream.......I'll be right there, I gotta capture the light.....

In The News...

I've often heard the term "An isolated hot spot" mentioned by newsanchors describing some sort of conflict around the world, yet this was the image that came to mind.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jet City Revisited

My panic over the demise of Jet City Espresso was premature. Seems the bad economy has put the breaks on the condo project that would have replaced this shrine to Fred Sanford and packrats worldwide. It started raining while drawing this sketch and that is a good thing. I'm a native of the Puget Sound and need a good downpour every once in a while or I get a little cranky. It hasn't really rained here since May 19th.....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Jet City Espresso

I walked into this place a couple of weeks ago and my mouth fell open. It's an old gas station/garage now full of antiques and kitsch (I mean full!) inside and out, most arranged better than any still life I could have come up with (there are years worth of subjects to draw). Yesterday I made my way there for some sketching and a coffee.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Seahurst Park

Beach sketching on Puget Sound south of Seattle with Eileen Vanbronkhorst. Trying to get comfortable with using both pages of the sketchbook. Definitely more freedom.

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