Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kingston Ferry

While I was waiting for the Kingston Ferry to load, I made this sketch in ink. When I looked around, I realized that all the other cars had loaded and my car was by itself. I ran back to the car and drove on the ferry. Just made it. Added color later.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Before work this morning I drove down Clear Creek Road and made a sketch of Pheasant Fields Farm. It's a family-run locally owned farm that provides fresh produce through a CSA program. I gotta admire anyone who works so hard to make a living.

Grounds maintenance workers

This morning I had breakfast with Sonshine Fellowship as I do every Tuesday morning. Afterward, I saw these two guys doing grounds maintenance and stopped to sketch them. Of course they kept moving (these guys work fast) but I tried to catch them with pencil, then watercolors.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hard at work

This guy was hard at work when I sketched him at Starbucks.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Scruffy guy

Saw this guy at Starbucks this morning. I didn't quite catch his wild-looking appearance, but it was worth the effort.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Schoenberg's Cabin

I spent a couple of days with some friends at Rick and Robin Schoenberg's cabin on the Skagit River. I made this watercolor sketch to remember our time there.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Cafe Portrait

After my appointment in Bainbridge, I went to the Rooster Cafe to write up my reflections, and made this portrait of the woman at the next table. After I finished, I showed it to her and she was very appreciative. That was nice of her because it's not an exact likeness!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Central Market in Poulsbo

Today I had lunch with friends at Poulsbo's Central Market. It's a marvelous place, with all kinds of foods, a great deli and coffee shop, a bank, fantastic bakery, etc. We all got our food in the store and went up to the mezzanine to eat. Afterwards I made this watercolor of Central Market.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Starbucks conversation

I painted this woman at Starbucks while procrastinating on my sermon-writing. She was in a deep conversation with her friend sitting across the table from her.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Central Valley Community Hall

This morning it was cool and pleasant under the shade of a poplar tree as I made this painting. What a great way to spend a summer morning. Th Central Valley Community Hall is a historical building, from the times when farmers needed a place to get together for social events. It still functions as a community hall and has a lovely ambience to it.

Brownsville Beach House

I found this house on the beach near the Brownsville Marina. I tried to capture some of its character.

The Daily Stop market in Brownsville

The Daily Stop is a convenience store located right next to the highway going to the Brownsville Marina. Lots of visual excitement going on with this place.


I was driving around the countryside, asking myself, what is special about this part of the Northwest, and I saw this old cedar fence. I tried to paint it with the colors of this area - ultramarine blue, quinacridone gold, burnt siena and a little cobalt blue.

Old Truck 2

Old trucks are a lot of fun to paint. They have a such great curves and shapes, and they evoke such warm associations with a simpler time. Trying to stay loose.

Old Truck 1

I made this painting of an old truck, trying to stay loose.