Tag Archives: Sketching on Location

End of the Line

I am sad to reach mile 363 of Oregon’s Pacific Coast Highway.  It means my adventure is coming to an end. California is just around the bend and this is my turn around point.  What a wonderful trip this has … Continue reading

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Coastal Perspective

One of the many things I love about the Oregon Coast is the mist or light that settles where the shore meets the sea.  The farther the distance, the whiter the light. I know this is atmospheric perspective.  It has to … Continue reading

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About Drawing Locations

Finding something to draw is no problem on the Oregon Coast.  In every direction there are wonderful subjects.  But finding the right place to sit and draw these fabulous views can sometimes be a challenge. I like to find places where I … Continue reading

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Picking Up Where I Left Off

Some  may remember that I did a trip to the Oregon Coast in the Spring.  I didn’t have time to get very far.  In fact I only went from Astoria to Cannon Beach, a distance of about 30 miles.   Thirty … Continue reading

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Tacoma Sketches

As I mentioned in the previous post, the premise of Urban Sketching is to drawn within an allotted time frame then meet up to share drawings.   There’s not a lot of time to pick the perfect drawing location.  With … Continue reading

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Sketch Crawl!

This past weekend was the Urban Sketchers West Coast Sketch Crawl in Tacoma, Washington.  What a blast! More than 150 lovers of drawing gathered to sketch and share their work. We had three designated drawing sessions, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and … Continue reading

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Sketching at the Marina

This week our sketching group went to a nearby marina.  Boats are such interesting subjects.   Putting curved hulls in perspective, adding masts, pilot houses and all sorts of marine gear,  drawing each boat to look like they’re floating on moving water, … Continue reading

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Summer Sketching Group

This summer I organized a weekly sketching group.   It’s easy to do.  Simply make a list of places to draw in  your local area and invite your drawing friends to join you once a week.  There are about ten … Continue reading

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Quick Draw in Bannack

I’m walking down a dusty road early one morning.   On either side are  rough hewn buildings leaning this way and that.  Blank  windows dare me to step back in time.   I can imagine that the townsfolk have run for cover and at any … Continue reading

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Grand Views

After Yellowstone I drove down to Grand Teton National Park for a week of painting with friends.  The mountains played peek a boo with the clouds for much of the week, but there was still plenty to paint, and draw. … Continue reading

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