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Peeking inside the Edmonds Museum’s old jail

Each month on the first Saturday, I take a group of artists someplace interesting in the downtown area of Edmonds. When I first started this activity, which normally takes place in an outdoor …

‘Sunset Walk at Brackett’s Landing’

Roger Whitlock is one of several artists exhibiting their work at the Edmonds Waterfront Center through April 1. He has 15 watercolors at the exhibit, and is joined by fellow Sketching Edmonds artist …

A storied past soon to conclude | Sketching Edmonds

A friend recently suggested I sketch the soon-to-be-demolished Rosewood Manor. Although I have driven that section of 220th Street SW many times, I am embarrassed to admit that I never noticed that …

Reflection of boulders | Sketching Edmonds

This view is taken from the Marina Beach parking area after a rainstorm. The boulders' reflections in rain puddles first caught my eye, and next the storm clouds breaking on the peninsula exposing …

Full ferry leads to serendipity | Sketching Edmonds

Not long ago, I was in the Edmonds-Kingston ferry line with only two cars ahead of me before making it onto the boat. Alas, the ferry attendant held up his hand to halt the entry of any more cars. …

A walk at Brackett's Landing | Sketching Edmonds

Looking forward to the new year, and so far this winter our weather is making it nice to get out and enjoy the Edmonds waterfront. This acrylic is based on a photo I took a week ago, standing on the …

Finding comfort at the Edmonds Theater | Sketching Edmonds

Nothing makes me happier than a good movie at the Edmonds Theater. "Napoleon" was even more enjoyable, with fresh buttered popcorn and the surprise of a very happy line of folks waiting to see …

An appreciation for snow | Sketching Edmonds

It's a little early to think about snow days, I know. But even with my limited winter experiences here, I've come to appreciate when the snow falls. Our town turns seasonally picturesque, at once …

Drapes on an old home | Sketching Edmonds

While driving east from downtown on Walnut Street recently past a wall of contemporary apartment buildings, I came to a break where a sad little house sat. Its fate was obvious, with signs of …

Inspired by an Edmonds Marsh contest

Edmonds Sketchers meets on the first Saturday of each month. On the first day of June, we were inspired by the Paint the Marsh contest. We had a beautiful day to enjoy the view and attempt to …

This old building | Sketching Edmonds

There's something about old buildings and why I enjoy capturing them on canvas. They conjure memories, tell stories of the past, inspire new ideas. This 100-year-old structure has been home to …

24-acre urban forest | Sketching Edmonds

Walking an upper trail in Pine Ridge Park, the afternoon sunlight transformed my entire view. Locals will know the spot. I knew right away this scene of the duck pond and wooden bench was just …

South of the ferry: Changes

Looking at the old pilings on the south side of the ferry dock, I'm usually checking the tide. Not like in my past, before paddling out. I watch the tides nowadays commuting on the Edmonds to …

'After a Storm, Marina Beach' | Sketching Edmonds

February winds and waves inspired this painting, “After a Storm, Marina Beach.” Dramatic water colors that day had so much to do with what was happening in the sky between the clouds and a few …

'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 Landing is a …

Strumming uke tunes at Art Walk Edmonds | Sketching Edmonds

A group of men from Strum serenaded those at Graphite Arts Center during the third Thursday Art Walk Edmonds Dec. 15. There was plenty of holiday cheer to go around. Check out this Facebook …

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 woods. It can be a …

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 contrasts rendered …

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 of its best colors …

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 buildings in …

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