Sketching & painting during first week of Phase 2


So glad to be sketching outside again! Thankfully things are beginning to open up a bit. The conundrum is the balance between possibility and probability. There is a possibility of becoming infected anytime I have contact with the world outside my condo, however the probability of infection is the more critical factor. So I have…

Diamond Knot, at Mukilteo


One of the oldest buildings on the Mukilteo waterfront is the DiamondKnot Brewpub. Originally it was a bus barn, as evidenced by the beams, brick, and roll-up door. It’s first role as a pub was Cheers Too. In the 1990’s the founders of Diamond Knot bought the building and it has been thus ever since.

Christmas in Mukilteo


The city Christmas tree sits on the hill overlooking Lighthouse Park, a beautiful site for this time of year.

Hunting in Puget Sound


The tide was lower than normal yesterday, exposing green rocks and providing a rich hunting ground in the shallow water for the local herons. A clear cerulean blue sky changed the often gray green water to a deep blue. Watching a heron hunt is a lesson in patience, standing completly still for minutes at a…

Sketching in Mukilteo


It is so pleasant living in a town by Puget Sound. Here are some recent sketches. The Red Cup Cafe is a popular place for locals. It sits on the hill above the waterfront giving a sweeping view of the Sound. This totem stands guard at the South end of the parking lot at Mukilteo…