Friday, October 14, 2016

Asotin County Courthouse - Asotin, WA.

One block off the main road through the tiny village of Asotin, WA., stand this courthouse, constructed in 1907, if the sign pertains to not only itself but the courthouse.  It could be older. I like to draw architectural things, and this turned out perfect, it was late in the afternoon and everyone had left for the day so there were no cars in front.  I like this one, it isn't as loose as the draw bridge in the post just under this one, but I'm working on it.

Lewiston/Clarkston Draw Bridge

On a recent overnight stay in Clarkston, I had some time do some sketching.  It wasn't easy finding a good spot from which to "draw" this "draw bridge," and once I found it - I had 15 minutes to spare.

I like how it turned out, and I don't think color would help at all.  I've ruined way too many fairly good sketches with watercolors...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Loose Loose Watercolor

Very very loose watercolor sketch.  I had fun with color this morning. No pencil, just a brush and lots of water.  United Pentecostal Church, Kennewick WA.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Concrete Bridge

Thanks to Patty Gardner for finding this location for us to draw from last Wednesday morning. It is a personal residence situated along the eastern banks of the Columbia River.  The view was of what many call the "Concrete Bridge" that connects Pasco to Richland, WA. Depending on which direction you are traveling the bridge is on an incline/decline as the Pasco side is elevated above that of the Richland side.  What I wanted to capture in this sketch was the group of sketchers at the base of that old sycamore tree who were in the sunlight.  It was a beautiful October morning where the temperature was almost perfect, there was no wind, and tons of blue sky overhead. As usual we had a fun time together, sketching.

6x9 Super Aquabee Sketchbook, Lamy Safari with Lexington Gray Ink, watercolors. 


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Concrete Bridge Pasco WA"

Todays sketch-out was so beautiful near the banks of the Columbia River in Pasco WA.  Fall is a the most  beautiful time to visit Washington.

Gail Roadhouse artist sketcher and insturctor.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Hanford Bus" at the REACH

USktc met at THE REACH Richand WA some of us sketched out side the museum and some went in side to sketch.  I think I pick the Fall Season for my favorite time of year I had a black jacket on in the middle of the black parking lot and didn't even break a sweat.

Gail Roadhouse
full time artist and urban sketcher

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.