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Reflecting at Goodhope Pond 

How I have enjoyed living in Edmonds, exploring city limits and bustling streets for new subjects to paint. But I often seek a different vibe. Sometimes I look for quieter spaces that happen before …

Painting, people watching at Edmonds Arts Fest

“Art Is Everywhere” was the theme on the Edmonds Plaza last week at the Edmonds Art Festival. Although Thor did his best to dampen in our spirits, art lovers still found sun breaks to …

Prepping for the Edmonds Arts Festival

Last January, I was invited to have a booth at the Edmonds Arts Festival coming up Father’s Day weekend. My booth would be at the entrance to the Edmonds Plaza, a section set aside for Edmonds …

‘January Sunset at Marina Beach’

My high school art teacher once told our class, “Never paint sunsets.” If she had a reason for her admonishment, I don’t remember what it was. Were painted sunsets too cliched? …

An appreciation for Walnut Street Coffee

I grew up in a small town in Indiana. The average-sized house was about 1,200 square feet. I walked everywhere to meet my friends at local hangouts. Now houses can be so much larger, decked …

I saw the light(s)

Last Friday night (May 10), I stepped into the backyard and gazed at the northern lights. What an awesome experience! Seen in vivid colors through my phone camera, this powerfully charged aurora …

This place was happily discovered during one of my first visits to Main Street almost 10 years ago. I grew up in Southern California with only a few trips to tropical-looking places in my …

The corner wine shop

After a few intense hours finishing an acrylic piece, I decided on some sketchwork. I like drawing. It’s relaxing and allows me to chill out on art before starting my next painting.  …

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 …

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