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 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

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

Testing new supplies on Sunset

It's only a test. It's easy to get locked into one substrate and one form of media. For me, it has been a felt pen of one kind or another, along with a medium-weight multimedia... — Updated 3/10/2022

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

An inspiring piece of machinery | Sketching Edmonds

While sharing a company Christmas dinner with my wife's co-workers at the delightful little Italian restaurant on Fifth Avenue South – Girardi's – I asked if anyone knew what th... — Updated 1/20/2022

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

A tribute to Bridget Hanley | Sketching Edmonds

I was assigned a sketch of the Log Cabin Visitors Center on Fifth Avenue North in Edmonds visitors center as a tribute to Bridget Hanley, who recently passed away. It was her... — Updated 1/5/2022

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

A light pole evokes Christmas symbolism | Sketching Edmonds

My assignment this week was to do something "Christmasy." So much Christmas symbolism has become so cliché that it is a challenge to come up with something original. Admittedly,... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By Tracy Felix    Opinion

Charcoal: Orchestrated machinations | Sketching Edmonds

It is a unique experience being involved with the unveiling of the new building at Second and Main in Edmonds. I am privileged to be part of Mary Olsen's vision of Graphite.... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

The pumpkin patch on Highway 99 | Sketching Edmonds

The closest thing we have to an urban pumpkin patch here is probably Country Farms, which sits on the edge of Edmonds city limits on Highway 99 at 228th Street SW. The front is a... — Updated 10/29/2021

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

Inspiration found: A bench and a ukulele | Sketching Edmonds

After driving around Edmonds for almost an hour looking for inspiration, nothing was speaking to me. I decided to stop by Sunset Avenue and think about where to search next. Sunset... — Updated 9/29/2021

 
 By Tracy Felix    Opinion

Sunset at Brackett's Landing | Sketching Edmonds

The other day, when the Edmonds Sketchers group arrived at Brackett's Landing, we hoped to capture the blazing colors that crossed the skies the evening before. But Northwest... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

Teriyaki memories, samurai warriors | Sketching Edmonds

Every time I drive down Main Street past the little teriyaki restaurant next to the "Floatlines" mural, I have so many memories. My first experience with teriyaki was at Toshi... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

'Beach Studies': Sketching Edmonds

Not being a person who does well in direct sunlight, I nevertheless headed down to Marina Beach Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Sketch pad, pencils, watercolors, and water... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By Tracy Felix    Opinion

Enjoying a feeling of freedom | Sketching Edmonds

Edmonds Sketchers met at City Park on June 19. We lucked out again with another beautiful spring day, and it appeared that everyone at the park was enjoying a feeling of freedom. It... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

An Edmonds icon in bright spring

It was spring of last year when sketched the North Sound Church on Bell Street. Trees and plants were just beginning to bud. The late afternoon sun lit up the bright white of the... — Updated 6/13/2021

 
 By Mack Benek    Opinion

An Edmonds ghost on Fifth | Mack Benek

An Edmonds ghost on Fifth This week I drew a ghost. After a couple of failed sketching trips, I consulted my flat file and pulled out some efforts from the past. This drawing of... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
 By Tracy Felix    Opinion

Perfect setting: The Edmonds Marina | Sketching Edmonds

Editor's note: Tracy Felix of ARTspot will occasionally turn over her Sketching Edmonds column to a guest artist. This week's artist is Delores Haugland. Felix wrote the following.... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

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