The Infinity is pulling away from Seattle to begin another 7-day cruise in Canada-Alaska waters. I painted this view of the Space Needle from a photo as I was working at the time and only had a chance for a fleeting glimpse.
Got out earlier today and went to Paradise Bakery and Cafe for coffee and pastry. All homemade here. My recommendation: Try everything. (paradisecafeyeehaw.com)
The drawing below is a view out the window next to my table. I drew the sketch while having my coffee and multi-berry scone, but I did not have any water on me, and I didn’t want to bother with a glass from the cafe, so I took a photo for the colors, and applied the watercolor later when I got back to my cabin on the ship.
Back to painting. Here are scenes of Ketchikan, Alaska, drawn from the deck of the cruise ship. The first one is some of the many hillside houses that overlook the downtown port area. As you can tell, it was a rainy day in Ketchikan. In the next scene, I’m looking at the homes and businesses along the waterfront just after our ship has left Ketchican.
I’m back onboard ship (Celebrity Infinity). Too much to do getting back into the groove of working on a ship to post or draw. My ship is in Alaska. Stay tuned.
I’m getting ready to hit the “road” again. I’ll join the Celebrity Infinity in Seattle on June 19th. Expect more Pacific Northwest paintings. Plus I’m working on changes to my website. In the meantime, here’s a painting from my last “alaska” visit. It’s the Cowpuccino coffee shop in Prince Rupert, BC. Cool little place. I painted this on one of my many visits in 2008. Tons, quite literally, of bald eagles in the trees outside the front door.