Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Here's a snapshot from a recent paintout at a fishing pond in Sonoma County.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I went with my husband to the Psychic Barber in West Seattle. He's a great barber, but he's not really psychic. As he tells it, he once shared a building with a psychic and they both had their signs in the window. People assumed, and took it from there. He became known as the Psychic Barber. The psychic moved out, leaving the sign behind. He took the sign with him when he eventually moved to a new spot. He is closed Sundays and Mondays, and prefers you make an appointment.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
I love this little coffee place. It's in an old bungalow in West Seattle, right on California Avenue. The inside is very interesting, especially the original tiled fireplace. But I'm partial to old houses.
There were people singing and playing a banjo while I was there. Always something going on.
And the coffee is good.
Here's a little sketch of the outside, front entrance from the side.
Go there: candpcoffee.com
Monday, June 24, 2013
(Watercolors on 12" x 16" waterboard)
Took a day trip up to Pt Reyes with my wife. It's normally about a 45 minute drive ... unless there's RAIN..... which makes it that much more dangerous when driving through Lucas Valley's curvy roads. Luckily it rained only the first part of the day... which allowed me to park and set up.
During this type of weather I'll have to find some coverage.... in this case my SUV trunk door! As for views, the options are limited by the fog and misty air. I walked around and scoped the area.... off to the distance I spotted a barn.... and a truck loaded with hay!
Usually around this time I have to work fast because of the summer heat.... but working wet on wet with these low temperatures requires some patience to allow the watercolors to dry. I've always had a hard time approaching misty skies and usually over-work the painting.... but I think I captured the atmosphere and how the day felt from Sunday's paintout :)
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
I went with my husband to visit the man making him a very large machine for his woodworking business. The man's shop is filled with stuff and boxes and more stuff. I had to limit what I sketched, but I still think I overdid it. It's kind of a jumble, but it makes the point.
This machine is all straight lines and angles and today I couldn't draw a straight line if my life depended on it.
This is a pen and ink sketch with a little watercolor.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Occasionally at work, I drive the water truck. I sketched it while refilling the tank. A very quick and simple drawing using my fountain pen with Noodler's ink and a little water color.
Friday, May 31, 2013
|Roozengaard Gardens during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. 11X15 watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper by Megan Seagren.|
The Seattle Watercolor Meetup Group went to Roozengaard Gardens during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April. The day was dismal and rainy, but the tulips lit up the region with beautiful color. I painted this while hiding out under the food tent.