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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sketches from Sketchcrawl at Seattle Chinese Garden

Last Sunday was a fabulous morning for sketching!  You couldn't ask much more.  I had been to the Seattle Chinese Garden in 2011 and this was the first time since then that I had been back.  It was nice to see the plantings that had matured and new planted areas that were done.  I can't wait until they get the larger pond developed.  Here are sketches both from this last Sunday and the sketch I did in 2011.

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  1. Friendly looking beautiful garden and nice sketches!

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    1. Thank you BH Yoo. It really is a beautiful garden and I look forward to seeing how it changes in the future.

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  2. I love the subtleness, serenity, of the upper two sketches. Your perspective/construction lines in the lower sketch are perfect too. This helps me understand there is a conscious choice of which style to use. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the comments Patty, I always try different approaches to sketching. These days I am working on a looser approach that doesn't depend on ink line.

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  3. Gosh, Gail, these new sketches are wonderful! Also, the set of 6 sketches of a NYC scene. Seems like they are bolder, and your palette is different. And your looser approach does not sacrifice clarity, or contrast.

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    1. Thanks Peggy, Still learning how to paint without dependence on the line. It is like sketching with out a net and I have to look at it in a different fashion. It's all one big experiement!

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