Thursday, August 30, 2012

Artist on the Roof

The deck was supposed to be the second to the last project before putting the 500 Alvord townhouse on the market to lease. However, a funny thing happened when strolling on the roof the other day (ok, we went up there to snoop out a leak) and found a soft spot......

A really soft spot.....

 Upon further inspection......Damn.

We hired Dale Cosand to remodel the decks (on which he did an awesome job!). Here he took time to correct all the roof problems in a little over one day......takes me that long to create a to do list.

I'm in awe of someone with those kind of skills, he was the real artist on the roof today.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Albro and 13th - Georgetown (Seattle, WA)

This sketch almost never made it to the blog due to a 'senior moment' on my behalf. On a sketch trip to the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, I left my Moleskine sketch book sitting on the outside ledge of a window sill of a home design store called Le' OBJECTSI didn't realize the book was missing until I went to scan this sketch. I lucked out that the owner of Le OBJECTS Tim De Clue had found the book and sent me a note letting me know he had it.

Very grateful to Tim for giving me the opportunity to get this book back, there are a number of sketches done recently I was very fond of.

This sketch is of the Ro Ro Tavern somewhere near Albro and 13th Ave. Right at the north end of Boeing Field.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Theater District, Tacoma WA

This sketch was started while participating in the Regional Urban Sketch Gathering in Tacoma. I chose to sit next to the Pantages Theater looking north across 9th Ave. to the triangle building that houses Tully's and other retail shops. This two page sketch took more than one trip to finish. Pen and ink with a watercolor wash in a Moleskine.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Nature kicking Detroit's butt....

A couple of years ago during a family reunion I did a sketch called 'Nature reclaiming Grandpa's car' and this sketch is a follow up done during this year's reunion at the Stolsig Ranch in Eugene, OR. Back then there was just one car being engulfed in blackberry bushes, two more have been added since and nature is taking no prisoners.....

Pen and ink with a watercolor wash in a Moleskine sketchbook.

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