Thursday, September 15, 2016

Juan for JKPP

I'm trying to get back into doing portraits after a period away. Here's Juan, from this photo.

Friday, August 26, 2016

El Balcon Restaurant

I spent some time in downtown Bremerton, and made some sketches of people going to the ferry terminal. At lunch I thought I'd try El Balcon, a Guatemalan restaurant on the main drag. It's a tiny little place with barely room for the people making the food and a long line of customers straggling out the door and onto the street. It took a long time to place my order and get my food, but oh my was it good. I went back for a second pupusa and made this sketch while I waited.

Friday, August 12, 2016


Sketched this guy in Starbucks for Uma Kelkar's birthday party on Facebook.

Friday, July 29, 2016

204 Prospect Ave, Hood River, OR

This morning I found this lovely Craftsman home a couple of blocks from our vacation rental. I sat down on my tripod stool and started sketching when a woman in the house across the street came out to see what I was doing. She was very curious about my painting, even took some photos of me at work. Nice to have a support group!

311 Montello Ave, Hood River, OR

We're renting a vacation home in Hood River for a few days. This morning I got up early and went walking around the neighborhood. I chose one of the many lovely homes for a subject. While I painted, walkers and joggers passed by with a wave or hello. When I finished, the owner of the house came out to look at my painting. Very friendly place.  Watercolor, 9 x 12 inches.

Here's the preliminary pencil sketch.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hood River houses, early morning

We're having a few days of vacation in Hood River, Oregon, at a vacation rental house. Early this morning I got up and made a couple of watercolors of houses in our area.

39 Serpentine Rd., Hood River, OR

210 May St., Hood River, OR

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Post Alley in Pike Street Market

After my meeting today in Seattle, I strolled through Pike Street Market on my way back to the ferry. While I was there, I made a quick ink sketch and colored it on the ferry.

Elizabeth Wilson for JKPP

Lately I've been doing a lot of these portraits for Julia Kay's Portrait Party. I find it relaxing to do one or two before I go to bed. I think this is one of my better ones! From this photo.

Cat Gabriel for jkpp

From this photo.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016