Next Sketch Outing

Friday, Dec. 14: Swanson's Nursery Reindeer Festival

Thursday, June 13, 2013


View from Pont Marie. SB

Bonsoir, my Seattle sketching friends~~

I have now been in France almost one month and have finally settled into my live/work studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris for about 9 days now.  The location is utterly amazing, the space is great, and if I stand in the center of the studio, I can see Soufflot's Pantheon out one window and Notre Dame Cathedral only a few blocks away out another.  I do indeed need to be pinched.

But don't get too jealous...Paris is having a very Seattle summer--cool and wet.  Yep, rain and gray skies nearly every day since I've been here.  The weather has definitely made it difficult to go out and sketch, which is unfortunately also impacting my Gabriel Prize work.  C'est la vie.

One of the oldest homes in Paris,
in the Marais.

I'm posting a few recent sketches. Have also finally bought a cheap scanner/printer, so I have started to scan and post sketches daily on my blog, in case you are curious to see more and read notes.  You can also click on these views here to see them better.
A bientot!

Quick lunchtime sketch of Soufflot's Pantheon.
Detail of larger sketch of Notre Dame.