Tuesday, January 29, 2013

more Coffee Shop sketches . . .

Monday afternoon I arrived in town too early for a meeting, so went in to the corner coffee shop for a while. Almost every customer was totally focused on a laptop or cell phone. Five Apple laptops were behind me and one Dell and one no-idea were at tables on the far side of the room. The comfy chairs across from me were occupied by the cell phone and chatty folks.

I think this man went to sleep over his Samsung. 

The two ladies were still talking when I left — 
and everyone was far too busy to notice me. The best way to sketch!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Coffee Shop Sketching . . .

 Our favorite walk these days is along the Sammamish River trail in Bothell. Yesterday afternoon we walked between showers. The sky was bright white and mist filled the air.

We walked along the river, then took the North Creek Trail and continued onto the wet lands. The trees along the creek looked like they were made of gold. Soon the wood will turn a soft rose just before the leaves arrive.

We finished our loop walk going thru the UW Bothell campus, into town and back over the river to our car.

On the way home we stopped at a favorite coffee shop and took the empty couch in the front corner. From there I could see many people busy with books and laptops. A great place to sketch!

After a while the people sitting in the large chairs in front of the fire, left. We took their place and I had a group of "new models" to add to my book. I have posted a few of them.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Celebration! A Traveling Exhibition moves to Seattle . . .

Women Painters of Washington's Traveling Exhibition has moved to its second venue, the Women Painters of Washington Gallery in Seattle, where it will remain on view through February 22, 2013. 

Women Painters of Washington Gallery
Columbia Center  |  701 Fifth Avenue  |  3rd Floor Atrium
Seattle WA 98104  
206 624-0543

Photos are from the opening reception earlier this month.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Full Focus | Celebration! The Women Painters of Washington

KBTC Public Television's Emmy Award winning documentary series Full Focus takes a thoughtful and in depth look at the arts, history, people, places and events that make Western Washington such a special place to call home. This week's feature — Tom Layson's Celebration! The Women Painters of Washington.

Images from KPTC Television's video:
Celebration! The Women Painters of Washington

The program showcases WPW's Celebration! A Traveling Exhibition in it's first venue, The Schack Art Center in Everette, WA. Included are interviews with some of the artists, closeup views of many paintings,  a visit to the next venue, the Women Painters of Washington Gallery in downtown Seattle, and interviews with several artists in their studios.  Click here to see video.

The exhibition's opening reception in it's second venue is this Thursday. Please stop by if you are in the area.

Women Painters of Washington Gallery
Columbia Center Building
701 5th Avenue, Suite 310
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th, 11-2pm