This past week my long time friend and fellow urban sketcher Ken Fulton and I spent a week in residency at Centrum in Port Townsend. While I've been part of the Centrum residency program for the past 18 years, this is the first time I have participated in a shared residency. Our goal for the week was to create at least one or more sketches and or a painting every day and present our work at an open house at the end of the week. Fort Worden, Port Townsend boat yard and Marestone Island provided all the inspiration we required to accomplish our goal. It also helped to have an ad hoc sketch outing with PT urban sketchers as well as spending the day sketching on Marestone Island with fellow urban sketcher Mel Epling.
All my sketches were done in my Pentalic 5x8 watercolor journal using Derwent watercolor pencils. Each morning I packed my sketching gear, headed out the door of our residency cabin to run the two mile loop to Point Wilson and back, all the while looking for what would become my morning sketch. The last days early morning light provided a must-sketch spectacular view of Mount Baker. Derwent Cobalt Blue, Raw Sienna and Ink Tense Deep Indigo were the colors I used for this very simple sketch.
As grateful as I am for the places I've traveled, seen and sketched with family and friends, there really is nothing more satisfying than guilt-free sketching with a fellow sketcher.