9 years, 9 parks

This gallery contains 31 photos.

   This May, my wife – Elizabeth – and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary. Circumstances meant keeping our plans close to home, and so she suggested that we celebrate by visiting 9 of our favorite city parks together. May is the height of spring in Seattle, and it proved to be a wonderful time to […]

Open Studio at Gage

This gallery contains 17 photos.

It’s been a while since I’ve attended a life drawing studio. Granted, it hasn’t stopped me from including people in my sketches, but I’ve recently had the urge to push myself to into getting better at depicting them. So what better way then to dive into some open studio time?

Biking the magic Skagit Valley

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Earlier this week, I had the great pleasure of biking the Skagit Valley with my son, Ashir. Starting in Mount Vernon, then making our way to Edison, Bay View State Park, La Conner, Fir Island, before ending our ride in Stanwood, I figure we logged in about 65 miles or more. The ride provided for more […]

More paintings of buildings and food

This gallery contains 34 photos.

Hey it’s April and that can only mean one thing – it’s spring again in Seattle. This month I found the same tingling momentum to get out and paint as I did last year, though the March of 2014 seemed a little wetter than I remember. I painted from home and from around the neighborhood. I […]

The winter months

This gallery contains 41 photos.

November, December It seems like the transition from on-site to studio work should have been easier, but in reality, the holidays swooped in hard and fast. With the exception of a single outing of the Capitol Hill Plein Aire Society Thanksgiving week, nothing happened until January. I think next year I’ll put more effort into setting […]

October 2013 Sketchbooks

This gallery contains 26 photos.

The month started out with the temporary closing of Bauhaus on Capitol Hill. I mentioned visiting the cafe with John at the beginning of September.  Like so many others, Bauhaus Coffee and Books at Melrose and Pine has had a special place in my heart, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to commune with […]

August 2013 Sketchbooks

This gallery contains 28 photos.

In August I mostly wandered around the city on foot and on bike. Fortunately for me, high summer is the best time to be in Seattle! This month has brought about the change switching from using my travel Sennelier palette, to a custom arrangement of Daniel Smith paints proposed by Tom Hoffman for his upcoming […]