Saturday, July 22, 2006

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After I got back home, I still had one day of vacation left, so I drove to Yachats and made this sketch of the street along the beach.

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I had a layover in the San Francisco airport, so I sketched some people waiting for their flight.

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In the San Francisco airport, there's an exhibit of famous paintings, including one with details from "The Birth of Venus" by Nicolas Poussin, 1634. I sketched Neptune, God of the sea.

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I spent the night with my brother and his family. Here's a sketch of his house in Broomfield.

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Wednesday's journal page

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I went to the Boulder Mall downtown and got some coffee and sketched people at the sidewalk cafe.
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I took a hike on the Boulder trail system to the top of Bear Peak. This is the sign at the trailhead. It was a good high-exertion hike and it felt good to climb 3,000 feet up and come back down.


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This is a sketch of my sister's house. I did it quickly and I like the flowing quality of this watercolor. Not so cramped.

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Journal entry for Tuesday.

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On Tuesday, I drove from La Junta to Boulder. On the way, I stopped off on the plains of eastern Colorado and made this sketch. Lovely hot weather with a breeze blowing across the prairie. It feels wonderfully open and high-sky on these grasslands.

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I got up early again and went downtown and sketched the railroad station. This is kind of the center of activity in La Junta. Historically, it was the main source of jobs. While I was sketching, several Boy Scout troops passed by on their way to catch the Amtrack train.

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This is a sketch of Racine's Security Center, where my sister works.

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The library had a bust of Bill Shakespeare, so I sketched that, too.

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Journal-p10, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

It was HOT, so I took shelter in the city library. I sketched a couple of patrons at the library computers.

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Downtown La Junta.

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The venerable Post Office building in downtown La Junta. I love this old building - -it's so stately and ornate. Very dignified for a little town like La Junta.

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Later Monday, Mom and I drove to Ft. Lyons where my Dad is buried. I spent some time sketching his grave marker while Mom waited in the car with the air conditioning. This is a military cemetery, well maintained, in a very peaceful place.

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On Monday I got up early and made a sketch of downtown La Junta.

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Journal-p5, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

Journal for Sunday.

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On Sunday morning, I went to church with my mother at La Junta United Methodist Church. After lunch I came back and sketched the church. I sat under a tree across the street, but it was pretty hot.

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I sketched this while waiting for my plane to leave from the Eugene airport.

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Journal-p2, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

This is the first day's journal of my trip.

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This is the cover to the sketch journal for my trip to Colorado in July of 2006. The cover shows a map of Colorado, with a dotted line showing my car travels. I flew into Denver International Airport, rented a car and drove to La Junta. I stayed there a few days, visited my sister in Swink, then I drove to Boulder and stayed with my other sister, then stayed with my brother. It was a good trip, with plenty of time to sketch and relax.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

My breakfast

These sketches were done for Sketchcrawl10 on July 1, which I did solo. I began my Sketchcrawl day by sketching my breakfast at Bennie's Cafe.

The kitchen at Bennie's International Cafe

This is the kitchen at Bennie's International Cafe.

Siuslaw River Bridge

Watercolor of Old Town

I did a watercolor of Old Town for sketchcrawl

The vessel Miss Conduct

Trash bin in Old Town