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Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. Sketchers from the Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula area share their drawings on this blog.
Our Manifesto1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. 2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. 3. Our drawings are a record of time and place. 4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness. 5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. 6. We support each other and draw together. 7. We share our drawings online. 8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
Category Archives: Maritime
Recently, a dear friend from Arizona came to visit her father in Sequim for a couple days. She is a sketcher, too, and she invited me to hang out with her for a couple hours and sketch together at John … Continue reading
Darsie Beck has been the driving force behind the formation of Sketchers Port Townsend. Darsie teaches a wonderful class on Travel Journal Sketching at the Port Townsend School of Arts. Check out PTSA to find out more about his class. … Continue reading
Mel Epling’s sketch is drawn using Lamy Safari with extra fine nib and Lexington Grey ink. The locker is in one of the many maritime buildings in Port Townsend
You would normally find Carmel in a coffee shop capturing the people around her. Last week she ventured to sketch a building from the comfort of the Maritime Building in Port Townsend. Same building, two sketches! The building belongs to … Continue reading
Katherine Smiley is another member of our group. Her little sketch of the small building: it is a small cabin/room at the Swan Hotel in PT on 12/19/16, as viewed from the upper floor of the NW Maritime Center. Katherine … Continue reading
Priscilla enjoys working in watercolor and is a landscape artist. However, in the past mostly in a studio. Painting ” en plein air” and sketching buildings is a new and unexpectedly wonderful challenge. I am enjoying this group immensely and … Continue reading