Joined up with classmates Val Thompson and Alex Poorman to sketch downtown Tacoma. It was the last day of the Norman Rockwell exhibit and the line out the door of the Tacoma Art Museum was a half a block long. Gonna have to see it another time.
This sketch is looking south toward the Tacoma Dome and the industrial part of town, done in pen and ink with a watercolor wash.
Alex and I met up with a huge crowd of urban sketchers for the May event. The first image is looking West toward Seattle Center. The second is of a small segment of the community garden and the rainwater catch barrel and pump.
One of the pieces I submitted for the show. The original art work was used as an award given out at the end of the Tapps Island Jr. Golf Camp (2004?). Reworked it to appear as an ad for this years event. Created in Adobe Illustrator CS5.
We are supposed to come up with a cubist deconstruction of a sport. Turns out I didn't come close to cubism but stay tuned, I think I can solve this problem. The final product will be a color painting with a medium of my choice.
Beyond family, I'd say that art, sports and the quest to cook a great meal are the big priorities in my life.
I am 56 years old, and live in the Seattle area with my wife of 29 years. I have a beautiful daughter who shines as an EMT in Pierce County and I live in the suburbs, but truth be told, would rather be a city or country boy.
I love a good game of hoops and nothing makes me happier than the opportunity to draw and paint.....Time stops.
I like my brew dark, that goes for coffee and beer.
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