To raise money to pay the property tax and for upkeep at our family's property on Green River, we hold an auction at our yearly reunion each August. A cousin asked me to submit a drawing he could frame for the silent table part of the auction. I redrew the old kitchen stove I'd sketched on our last bike ride up to the property.
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Sketching with another artist who has different preferences for subject is a challenge. I like to draw dense clusters of objects, while Donna focuses on the play of light in the spaces between objects. Urban Sketchers Seattle met on Vashon Island Friday. Having never been there before, Donna and I spent way too much time wandering around, comparing locations. We finally settled where she had a view of the Sound, while I drew the nearby clump of mailboxes.
Posted by Steve Reddy at 5:22 PM
Strange coincidence: When the owners of this house put it up for sale, their daughter commissioned me to draw it as a gift to her parents. Months later, I hung a print of it in another Seattle neighborhood and got a call from a man who said his parents were visiting from out of town and saw the drawing. His mother looked closely and said, "Isn't that your house?" This was the new owner of the same house! He hired me to redraw a new original for him. The new version is on the top.