Friday, February 27, 2015

Lynnwood Center

Made this sketch of Lynnwood Center on Bainbridge Island today.


Made one of my better figure paintings today. I like the way the shoulders twist.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sol for JKPP

I painted this portrait of Sol from this photo for Julia Kay's Portrait Party.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ruddy face in Starbucks

I thought this guy sitting in Starbucks working on his computer had an interesting face.

Friday, February 20, 2015

West Port Madison Road barn

I went to Bainbridge Island early this morning to avoid the work on the Agate Pass bridge. I found this lovely barn on Port Madison Road and made this watercolor.


I made this painting at our life drawing session today. The colors are a bit garish, but I like the way they flow together.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Waterfront Park moms and kids

There were lots of families with kids at the Silverdale Waterfront Park on Presidents' Day today, so I stopped and made this watercolor while I enjoyed the sound of kids playing.

Mosher Creek Driveway

On an unseasonably warm February morning, I found this long driveway with tall trees that leads down to a house near Tracyton beach. I spent a pleasant hour painting, and as I was walking back up the road with my watercolor bag on my shoulder, the owner drove up. I think he wasn't too happy about me being on his property until I showed him the watercolor I'd made, and then he warmed up considerably.

Eric Michael's Demo

I painted this using Eric Michaels' demonstration painting.  I learned something from this exercise.

Friday, February 13, 2015

House on Poulson Road

This lovely old farmhouse looks nearly abandoned. It's been patched up recently but it looks like it needs a lot of repairs. Late February afternoon on an unseasonably warm day.


Made this painting of Catherine in life drawing class.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sketches from a day in Seattle

I made these sketches while on a day trip to Seattle for a meeting.

On my way to the standing committee meeting, I made this sketch of a bus rider.

I got to the ferry terminal early, so I made this sketch of a huge crane on Alaskan Way. The operator came over and asked to see my sketch. He was quite garrulous and told me a lot about his crane and his work.

Made this sketch on the ferry of a young man who sort of reminds me of the young Bob Dylan.

Monday, February 09, 2015


I made this watercolor as a part of a workshop by Stella Canfield. I had a lot of trouble with that shadow....I had to scrub it out and start over. I would have liked to have some variation in it, but I'm pleased overall with this piece.

This is a large piece for me, 15 x 22 inches.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Abdel sitting

The best of my efforts at life drawing class.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Sketches from celebration of new ministry

On February 5, I attended the Celebration of New Ministry for the Rev. Arienne Davison at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Port Orchard. The tiny church was full of people. I made a sketch of Bishop Rickel as he preached, and a sketch of the choir as they sang.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Starbucks woman

This woman in Starbucks has a strong face.

Clear Creek Trail

On Tuesday mornings I have an hour between my breakfast group and Morning Prayer. This morning I parked near this section of the Clear Creek Trail in Silverdale and made a watercolor.