Composition, Composition, Composition!

Composition, Composition, Composition!

Still painting a series of Washington State ferries:   but this time I made a change in the composition and decided to write about it. Notice my previous posting which shows a ferry appearing to glide right off the side of the paper. The land form echos this motion,...
Paint Local

Paint Local

They say write what you know. Maybe also paint what you know? At home in my studio I pulled out some photos, and one that caught my eye was a Washington State ferry gliding through the San Juan Islands.  The ferry looked very small in the photo, yet getting the shape...
When the Sky is Pink

When the Sky is Pink

Before the cloud cover came back to Western Washington, we had over a week of clear skies and spectacular sunrises. This is one of them that I had posted on Facebook. The sky was mostly pink and I wondered if “pink in the morning” meant the same as...
Simple and Varied

Simple and Varied

Walking on the Burke-Gilman Trail yesterday, a young birch (?) tree caught my eye. I snapped a quick photo because stopping to sketch on a busy biking route is not particularly relaxing. Later in the Studio I sketched from the photo and painted. Too simple? Maybe. But...
Watercolor and Ink

Watercolor and Ink

Yesterday afternoon I carried my sketchbook and Sharpie extra-fine point pen up to the forest part of Lake Forest Park. Quiet and beautiful Grace Cole Park was almost deserted except for one couple hiking a trail. I sat on a bench in the bright sunshine and inked in a...