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By Bear Carpenter
Edmonds artist 

Dayton & 8th: A new canvas | Sketching Edmonds


Last updated 3/17/2022 at 7:45am

Illustration by Bear Carpenter

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 for contrast, points of interest, layout, and design.

Before the brushstrokes, it starts with taking some basic photos.

Nearly every day, iPhone in hand, I'm out searching for that special scene in town or by the waterfront. I might take as many as 20 photos and find not one that personally grabs my eye for a painting.

So I delete all and start again, sometimes at a different hour, or maybe the next day. And then...

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