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

"Morning Light Out Back"

A gorgeous morning this late July day, sitting out back with coffee, newspaper and sketchbook. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lizzie & Mollie sketching on THE GALLERY AT THE PARK PATIO

 Art In The Park Saturday 
sketching these too cuties- Lizzie and Molly 
as they sat on the patio.
Gail Roadhouse urban sketcher tri-cities
and full time artist and childrens instructor

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"Back At The Blue Bridge"

Back At The Blue Bridge
Kennewick WA
Columbia Park will  be closed tomorrow for Water Follies 2015.
there were a lot of workers getting the park ready for the weekend.
It was breezy and 70 degrees so I opted to paint from my inside my car.
I had to move my car so they could spray paint some lines on the grass.
I just realized I miss an opportunity to look out the window and see me
in my rear-view mirror
Caught up with Marsha Bates then left early.  See you next week???

Friday, July 17, 2015

"Quick Sketching the Upper Floors"

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.

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Richland Uptown Parking Lot (under a tree in the shade on the sidewalk -Symon Street)

4h pencil colored pencil and sharpie

Urban sketchers met this morning at
The Uptown for our sketching.
I arrived early and sketched
in the shade of a tree.
It felt wonderful and very cool.
Then Yichien drove up and we
went to The Caterpillar Cafe
where Kelly Yichien and I sketched
on pad and cups.
Cassandra and Patty came later and
also sketched.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sketching with the Grands!

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 ;)

"Columbia Center Mall"

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.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fantastic scenery!!!

Mount Adams is the huge mountain from this backyard view in Trout Lake, Washington.  The Thunderbirds, a powerful women's tennis team from Hood River were about to seat for a delish barbecue on this expansive deck last weekend.  They did not know I was going to sketch them.  Directly behind the deck is a beautiful natural tall grass pasture and between this tennis team and Mt. Adams is a herd of cattle on the right and on the left, the dust cloud the cattle had kicked up while heading towards their barn.  Perhaps now they'll know that I had sketched them..... oh
patti kirch

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

6th Street Prosser WA.

The urban sketchers met in Prosser to sketch the buildings this morning before it got too hot.

It was nice in the shade till about 10 am.  I did ask Jim Bumgarner for urban advice. Instead of sketching in pencil he said to just do it in sharpie or pen.  This is 1/2 pencil 1/2 sharpie.  Finished in watercolor.
I was taught some many different rules in high school art classes and college art classes. Composition, values, lines, perspective, space, balance, expressionism, and contrasts.  Today I was trying to be just LOOSE.