We spent the day of the longest night in the brightly colored, cheerful location that houses Tacoma's newest and only full on Art supply store: Artist and Craftsman Supply
is wonderful to have a branch of this store here. The manager was
so welcoming. In addition to being glad to host our outing, he set up a table for us to use upstairs such that it was
nearly our own space within the store. And he gave us pencils!
morning was clear but still rather chilly. I really wanted to sketch
some of the interior of the store. It is in the longstanding Wagner
Motors building (ca. 1928) as part of the historic and artsy Theater
District. Also, the 5,000-square-foot-plus retail space is the latest
of the chain’s 34 stores. How 'bout that,
I was there early and started sketching from the
upstairs view of the sales floor below and the front door area. I liked
the detail of the columns on the left.
I chose a smaller view of the door to the room with the large sheets of
paper. I waved at the security camera and then added it to my sketch.
I only have time for 2 sketches in our two and a half hour outing.
Because I started early, I had enough time left to at least get the line
work done on a building across the street. It was warm enough to
sketch outside by Noon. This is a vintage car dealer that only hosts
cars made in the USA. It was closed today. The mural on the side is a
bit of photo collage. When I colored this, I tried using only
We gathered for our sketchbook throw down in the restaurant next door to A&C.
we enjoyed some lunch together. The restaurant was named, "Stink". In
spite of that, the food was good. Apparently they are know for their
More photos: https://redharp.smugmug.com/SketchOutings/2016-1221-Artist-and-Craftsman/