Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pier 57

2013, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 5"

On the right is Pier 57 (Pier 56 is on the left) home to many restaurants, souvenir shops, an arcade, and of course The Seattle Great Wheel. The Wheel stands 175 feet high and is the largest observation wheel on the west coast. It has 42 fully-enclosed gondolas so it can remain open all year. Seattle is not a particularly tall city so the wheel is visible from all over, especially around the waterfront.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Red Cedar

2013, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"

This is one of the many enormous cedar trees in and around Seattle. This one is in the Botanical Garden located adjacent to the Chittenden Locks. To get an idea of the scale of this tree, the shrub to the left is about five feet tall.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Gate

2013, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"

This is a detailed view of one of the gates that separates the Puget Sound from the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Lake Washington, Seattle. I'd be a terrible tour guide. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Under the Overpass

2013, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"

This is the view down Troll Ave.Seattle, under the George Washington Memorial Bridge (also known as the Aurora Bridge). The reason it's called Troll Ave. is because of what's behind the viewer. an 18 foot high concrete troll grabbing a VW Bug. Thanks to Dave & Sue for bringing us there.

Friday, September 6, 2013


2013, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"

A Seattle landmark. Best oysters I've had in a long time.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Locks

2013, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"

I'm back from a rare vacation. This time it was to quasi-sunny Seattle, WA. Actually I think it rained once while we were in a grocery store. The only reason that we even noticed was because the sidewalk was wet. Much thanks go out to my cousin Dave, his wife Sue and their daughter (my second cousin) Anna. They generously spent the better part of two days giving us the grand tour of the city, feeding us and generally making us feel as welcome as possible. This was a scene from our tour. It is part of the "Locks" which is the elevator system that allows passage of boats and ships through the Lake Washington Ship Canal and connects Puget Sound to Lake Washington. These Locks will keep me painting for weeks.