Next Monthly Sketch Outing

Sunday, April 23
Seattle Art Museum and Pike Street Neighborhood
1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

10:00 AM till 12:30 PM

See Monthly Outing page for details.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Like others as I was sketching the trestle it closed and I had to think about what it looked like in the open position.  After a while I noticed it was moving back into the open position and I could check what I had drawn from memory.  Sketching things that move adds complexity to the process and Sunday we had lots of moving parts (boats, seagulls, people and the trestle) to include in the compositions.

This stately building at the Locks is one of my favorite.  I enjoyed all the ways that others captured a detail or included it in larger panoramas. 


  1. You have a knack for splashing just the right color in a minimal number of strokes on a loose organized sketch. sweet.

  2. Love the bridge. Nice colors and shadows. Well done!