Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Father's Day Sketching

My gift from my family was 'not' having to join them at the Seattle Symphony. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of the symphony, just not on Father's Day......Father's Day is for sketching. Thanks girls.

Recycling the Datsun

Parked just off the Dash Point Park parking lot, this rusty back half of a Datsun Pickup sits loaded with wood just off the beach. It kind a seemed out of place with all the well cared for homes that surround the area. It was interesting just the same.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lauren's Graduation Party - Lake Saint Clair

Our best friend's daughter just graduated from college and the event was celebrated with a party at her grandparent's place on Lake Saint Clair located just east of Olympia, Washington. Nothing could make a person feel older......Congratulations Lauren Sutton, we are very proud of you.

This was done at lake side with pen and ink and a watercolor wash.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

McNeil Island on the fly....

This sketch was done on the Anderson Island Ferry that passes McNeil Island and the penitentiary (I actually had to look up how to spell penitentiary....sheesh). Because this was done on a moving boat and time was limited, it kept me from overworking (and over thinking) the subject. Just glad it was a forty year old ferry with three guys downstairs peddling as fast as they can.

Sketched in a large Strathmore recycled paper sketchbook in ink with a watercolor wash.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Flat Tire? Where's the reset button?

I can't remember the last time I had a flat tire, especially in the Mazda work truck that I bought new in '86. Ok this was embarrassing, I didn't even know how to lower the spare from under the truck bed. Turns out there is a hole in the back of the pickup by the licence plate you stick the crank in, lowering it until you can crawl under the bed and drag out the tire. Did I mention the spare had been there since 1986....yeah it was flat too.
Now in this day of cellular communication you would think that a two flat problem could easily be resolved with a phone call, that is unless you have T-Mobile and are stranded east of Maple Valley, and area that gets as much cell service as the dark side of the moon......Time for a walk.

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