Monthly Sketch Outing

Next Monthly Sketch Outing
Sunday, June 26
Ballard Fisherman's Terminal
meet in front of Chinooks (parking lot side)
1900 W Nickerson St

Lots to sketch here, boats, docs, shops, people

Meet at 10:00 AM
End meet-up at 12:30 pm
This is also the location of the first ever Seattle Urban Sketchers group outing - 7 years ago in July 2009!
See more info on the Monthly Outings tab.

See Adhoc Outings for additional sketch events during the month.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Cathedral and then a Hobbit Hole

I experienced two extremes today.  The majesty of St James Cathedral with the Seattle Urban Sketchers and then later I went to the Seattle Flower and Garden show.  My son helped the Washington Park Arboretum group bring in trees for their display of New Zealand plant material.  The display was set like the garden in front of Bilbo Baggin's Hobbit Hole!


  1. Gail, I learn from your sketches. Thank you! Also, I saw the Hobbot Garden. It was charming!

  2. You masterfully captured that dim moody feeling and the golden accent lighting. How do you do it?

  3. Thanks for the comments Tina, Peggy, and Dan. I did a wet on wet technique. Started by laying clean water on the page and added the yellows first . Before the page dried I added the gray blues and then the siennas.

  4. I agree with the others, the glow you captured is amazing, Gail! So nice!