Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"Queensgate Gardens" IN THE RAIN

Here are some real urban sketchers IN THE RAIN  some with umbrellas and blankets too.
Gail Roadhouse full time artist and #USktc

Saturday, October 3, 2015

"Wires at the Uptown"

Out with the sketchmob, aka, USkTC, last Wednesday morning at the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland, WA. While the others stayed on the "outside" of the rectangle of shops, I found my way to the inner core where the electrical wires, garbage, and other utilities are located.  I am amazed that this wiring system passes code in all respects and that the whole center hasn't gone up in flames, yet.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

"The Uptown Shopping Center"

Jim Bumgarner gave us a demonstration a while back on looking into a crowd of people and how to sketch it very fast.  he said all the heads would be on the same level and of course he is right again!

Never doubted him for a minute

Gail Roadhouse urban sketcher and full time artist.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Sketchmobbing Down at the Yacht Club"

Went sketching with the gang down at the Richland Yacht Club Wednesday morning and couldn't keep my eyes off this condo grouping. The Yacht Club building is in the middle (gutter) and off to the right are some other condos. I ran out of energy when I got those on the far right, so you will notice the style change.  Off to the right are the boat docks; no time.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"Richland Yacht Club Richland WA"

We meet out at the Richland Yacht Club.

I decided to sketch the condos instead of the yachts.

Gail Roadhouse
full time artist
part-time children's instructor

Thursday, September 10, 2015

"Viera's Bakery Corner of 4th and Lewis Pasco WA."

This went totally flat for some reason and I'm okay with posting something I don't think is my best.  I will not give up I will keep sketching to find out why.  Possibly bad composition  should of sketched it in portrait instead of landscape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gail Roadhouse "full time artist and urban sketcher"

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Steptoe Street and Gage Boulevard"

Intersection of Stepto Street and Gage Boulevard in Kennewick, WA> 
I was sitting atop this incline, there is a bank behind me so I'm in their parking lot.  It's Tuesday evening, later than the sky here would indicate.  This intersection has caught my eye before, in fact, I think I've sketched it before from another angle.  I continue moving along using this quick-sketch approach trying to capture the energy and expressiveness of the scene.  I keep thinking, one of these days, my drawings will enter the next level.

6x9 Super Aquabee Sketchbook, Lamy Safari pen, Noodler's Lexington Gray ink, and watercolors

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Barnes & Noble" bookstore doorway

#usktc met this morning at our Mall Barnes & Noble bookstore.
This is the mall entrance store front.
Liked the hanging lights.
Gail Roadhouse full time artist
and urban sketcher tri-city 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"Columbia Park - Kennewick, WA."

What caught my eye here was the way the light was hitting the bridge behind all the trees in the park. Originally I decided to leave the tree trunks white, but after looking it over, I realized to grab what I wanted of the bridge, the trunks had to be dark.  So there it is, another Wednesday morning out sketching with the Urban Sketchers; Tri-Cities.

6x9 Super Aquabee Sketchbook, Safari Lamy, Noodler's Lexington Gray, Dick Blick Watercolors.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


After a crazy windy day yesterday everyone ventured out to try some fresh air and sunshine.
We met early at the gallery for a 2 hour Community Sketch day hosted by Kelly Reed and Yichien Copper. Some went to John Dam Plaza some went to Library.  Cassandra Wald and I met at the gallery.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

River Walk Village Richland WA

The #usktc met at River Walk Village to sketch fountain and buildings.
These buildings are next to Columbia Point Golf Course.
They look very European for our region.

Gail Roadhouse 
urban sketcher & 
full time artist.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Lady Washington "sketched out of bounds"

This Wednesday Urban sketchers adventure took us  10 or so sketchers to Pasco Marina for a close up of the Tall Ship called The Lady Washington.  She is grand and the setting was beautiful.  But we were sitting out of bounds on Private Property that had a strange odor.  We knew the property was not vacant but we did not think we were endangering the home owners.  But we were asked to keep off.  That was it we decided to leave with one group picture to share on face book.
I am grateful we all made it back home safe.  Gail Roadhouse full time artist and urban sketcher

Sunday, August 2, 2015

"Mosaic by the River Apartment Complex"

Our group of sketchers settled in at the Mosaic by the River apartment complex in Richland, Wa., to do some sketching together.  This is my take on the apartments. I enjoyed doing this one, as I enjoy trying to capture the essence of buildings and other architectural structures.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mosaic Apartments Richland WA 6 point perspective???

Urban Sketchers Tri-City met today at The Mosaic Apartments really close to the river off of 240 bypass.  It was hot at 98 am but we persevered.  Sweat rolling off all of us.  Not really we were in the shade.  I think this is 6 point perspective.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015