Sunday, November 29, 2015

Seattle Urban Sketching 2015

The Year 2015 started with Seattle Urban Sketchers going to the Pike Place Market.  Went to some areas that are normally out of the usual places where the majority of tourist go, but with classic NW icons.

The next month we went to Capitol Hill and the area around the Melrose Market.  It was a good day that we could actually sketch outside in February.

 The first quarter ended with a day inside on a very rainy day.  The Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus was our location of choice.  The variety of exhibits made for an enjoyable day sketching things that have a deep history of the Pacific Northwest.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Seattle Pacific University

These are sketches of Seattle Pacific University that I was commissioned to paint this summer.  I spent the week of August 10th at the campus looking for views that were interesting and that would tell some of the history of campus.  At the beginning of the week I went to campus in the mornings and painted into the early afternoon.  Each image took about two hours each; an hour to draw with ink and then an hour to paint with watercolors.  The biggest challenge is the shifting shadows and how to pick a moment to represent the shadows I wanted to pick.

This last one was done last winter for the naming ceremony of the new library addition.

Admiralty Lighthouse

Here are a few paintings and sketches that I have done of the Admiralty Bay Lighthouse that sits at Fort Casey, Whidbey Island.  The first few sketches were done on this last trip to the island.

The next one was done in 2012.

The last few were done a decade ago.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Camp Casey Weekend

We spent the weekend at on of our favorite places in the world, Whidbey Island.  I painted and sketched a number of views at Camp Casey, an old World War I army camp with wonderful officer homes.  The camp has been owned by Seattle Pacific University for many years and used by many groups for retreats, camps or family gatherings.  Our family stayed in the Alumni House, the largest of the officer houses.  We have been here a number of times and I had sketches from years past.  I decided to post the new sketches and the older ones to share the full range of my archives.

Monday, August 24, 2015

North City Jazz Walk 2014 & 2015

Jazz Walk from last year... 

Shear Jazz Quintet @ North City Bistro

Entremundos Quarteto

Pearl Django

Jimmy Holden's Band


The 2015 North City Jazz Walk

 Janette West Quartet

Greta Matassa and Critical Mass Big Band under the stars!

Hot rhythms with Sonando @ the Bounty Coffee House

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Commander Mojo and the Horns of Discontent

Tonight at Third Place Commons listened to a fun band that my friend Joe Peterson plays lead guitar for.  They were great and had the crowd moving to a lot of classic songs (rock, funk and R&B).  Enjoyed capturing the scene while my feet were moving and my head was bobbing.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Art Work for an EBook

I was commissioned by Jack Morris, an author who writes books for Amazon E-books.  The book is called "The Insider" and it is set on the island of Sint Maarten in the Carribbean.
I am waiting for the book to be released to learn what the story is about.