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.