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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Blue Sky at the West Coast SketchCrawl

2016_08_20 USk Tacoma Glass Bridge

Others have already talked about the architecture, the waterfront, the public art. But I think the common denominator in most of my sketches was the intense, opaque blue of the sky and the strong shadows that made every scene dramatic.

2016_08_20 USk Tacoma Sketchers

And I know I have never seen so many people sketching in one place at one time before! They were a good subject to finish up the morning with. Saturday afternoon I wandered along the trolley line looking for this wedge building that I someone mentioned at lunch. The late afternoon sun was just perfect - and I got to sit in the shade while I sketched!

2016_08_20 USk Tacoma Tullys

3 comments:

  1. Great Sketches! I love the color pencil on grey paper!

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    1. Thanks Gail. These were the last pages of the sketchbook and I feel like I was just getting the hang of it.

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  2. I love these, Susan! Such simplicity and color-constraint make them really interesting.

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