Saturday, April 16, 2011

a vivid dash of color

a vivid dash of color
and an emphasis on
and spontaneity
is the Language of Painting,
and Life,
a reflection of
Every brave ambition
you wish to see

. . . . . . . .

The OED word of the day is 'tache.' Turns out there is a style of painting called tachisme, based on blotches or spots of color. My oh my, the things the Oxford boys teach me.

Today the Seattle Urban Sketchers met at the Elliott Bay Footbridge. Who knew it would be such a great location? Kudos to our organizer Gail Wong. This view of it was done on a copy of a 1912 map of Seattle (click on the image to see a larger view).

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