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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
With time to kill prior to a presentation I am scheduled to give at the 5th Annual Triconf Conference, I went to the second floor windows in the Richland Public Library to do a quick sketch of the new construction going on top of nearby Kadlec Regional Hospital.
The real purpose of adding this image to post one that will move our blog up toward the top of USk International blog. I want to demonstrate this feature on that blog.
Trying to fit in some sketching yesterday at Cannon Beach, OR I tried to help Avey and Eden with their watercolors first. Fighting the wind and kids needing attention I finally got in a quick sketch with pencil, ink and a kids watercolor set ;)
The USkTC group met this morning at the Columbia Center Mall food court at 10am.
I have been interested in trying to capture these vaulted ceilings for a long time, so today was my opportunity.
Using my oldest sketchbook (literally, it is 112 years old) for the task, I found a nice location from which to draw (one where I could also plug in my phone), and got started.
At 11:05 it was 95% completed, so I returned to the food court and met up with the rest of the sketchers (six of them) and finished it off.
I used a pencil to get it started, then added the ink. Dark spots are intended to push the background back and bring the middle ground forward. The darks in the foreground to emphasize different color schemes and contrasts. This was a fun one.