Saturday, July 29, 2017

Starbucks couple in watercolor

Made a watercolor of this couple at Starbucks. Kind of interesting to get out the watercolors right there at the table. They were across the room and didn't notice what I was doing.

USS Turner Joy, Bremerton Marina

Wikipedia says, "USS Turner Joy was one of 18 Forrest Sherman-class destroyers of the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Charles Turner Joy USN. Commissioned in 1959, she spent her entire career in the Pacific." She's moored in the Bremerton Marina as a breakwater and a tourist attraction. Made this sketch in my Moleskine notebook on Saturday morning.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Post Alley, Seattle

Post Alley is one of the narrow alleys near Pike Street Market that's filled with shops and restaurants. Lots of character here. I made this ink sketch in about 25 minutes, ran for the ferry and added color while I was on the ferry.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tim Lowly for JKPP

From this photo. I made this watercolor after reading Watercolor Secrets by Charles Reid. I like the way Reid makes a light pencil sketch, then places his darks boldly, using complementary colors to bring out color harmonies.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pike Street Market flower shop

When I go to Seattle for a meeting, I like to stop by Pike Street Market on my way home. There's always something interesting to sketch.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Bridgeview Marina, Bremerton

I kind of like this marina because it's sort of hidden, in a rough-looking part of town. I made this sk
etch on the morning of the Fourth of July.

Fraiche Cup Coffee busker

On the morning of the Fourth of July, I came to downtown Bremerton near the ferry terminal and found this guy playing his electric guitar outside Fraiche Cup Coffee. He was really good! I enjoyed listening to him as I drew him.