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.

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.


  1. Beautiful sketches Stephanie, can't wait to see them in person. Barcelona should be sunnier! Hopefully not too hot! See you in a few weeks.

  2. You could have fooled me! Your sketches all have a beautiful quality of light. Enjoy.

  3. You could have fooled me! Your sketches all have a beautiful quality of light. Enjoy.

  4. I'm drooling...that city is just enchanting and your sketches just nail it!