Articles written by Bear Carpenter

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 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion 

'Surf Check, Brackett's Landing' | Sketching Edmonds

This study is one I recently worked up. Before painting on the larger canvas, I'll return to this piece when deciding on colors and details for the final version. Brackett's... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

Night walk to the log cabin | Sketching Edmonds

The Log Cabin Visitor Center at Fifth and Bell is dressed up for the holidays. Turning a corner off Main Street, this quaint building came into view like a little cabin in the... — Updated 12/15/2022

 
 By Bear Carpenter    A & E

Fall colors on Pioneer Way | Sketching Edmonds

The full color of fall has hit Edmonds all over town. My wife, on one of our daily walks about town, took a photo at the top of Pioneer Way on our way to Yost Park. Trees that sat... — Updated 11/23/2022

 
 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

Progress at Main Street Commons | Sketching Edmonds

The day I finished my sketch of the Main Street Commons project, the scaffolding had already been removed. Still, much depended on scaffolding for the brickwork. The same goes for... — Updated 10/20/2022

 
 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

An urban farm signals a hint of fall for Edmonds

I pass by this urban farm on Walnut Street every day on my commute to the ferry. I've wanted to paint it for a while. Glad I waited until September, as this farm's crop offers some... — Updated 9/14/2022

 
 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

Nice view for a good cause | Sketching Edmonds

This scene in Edmonds never disappoints. I've painted the view several times, different seasons or time of day, and even once with a yellow van! The way light hits the trees or the... — Updated 8/25/2022

 
 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

Edmonds to Kingston, 2022 | Sketching Edmonds

My daily work commute goes by way of the Edmonds to Kingston ferry. Whether daybreak or sunset, Puget Sound provides my color palette. Silvery blue water naturally contrasts with... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

Twilight time is the best time | Sketching Edmonds

This painting represents my favorite time of day to paint, twilight time. Edmonds is taking my twilight liking to another level with the combination of the sky and the water. The... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

My view of Main Street | Sketching Edmonds

This painting, "Fountain on Main Street," depicts an iconic scene from the first time I visited Edmonds back in March 2011. I captured this view in early October 2021. Life was... — Updated 4/6/2022

 
 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

Dayton & 8th: A new canvas | Sketching Edmonds

Since moving to Edmonds from Southern California, I decided to approach my art in the same way: paint my local community and spend a lot of time on my subject matter. I'm looking... — Updated 3/17/2022

 

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