7/18/16

alaskan cruising recap

We took a week long cruise to AK a couple weeks ago. I managed to do some sketching while on the ship and off - the sketching was done quickly, paint added on the ship...

St Michael's church, Sitka with Mt Arrowhead looming behind.

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The atrium in the center of the ship that spanned a couple of floors. This was TOUGH! I spent a couple hours sitting and sketching & trying again on those angles. Not great but I feel a sense of accomplishment none-the-less.

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On the Lido deck for breakfast about 7am. Not many people about which is good.....I could sit at a table and sketch uninterrupted.
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Sketching from on board the ship through a window.... (my shoes the most colorful part of the view)


Pencil sketch of the famous Red Dog Saloon in Juneau. Dan had his first LEGAL drink here at 19 in 19.......72! Yikes, it's like it was yesterday.

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Creek St in Ketchikan - this street is famous for once being a street of brothels; now it's all tourist souvenirs stores.

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Our last port of call was in Victoria which I'm more familiar with but found this pretty archway at the side of the Empress hotel. You'd think it was spring instead of mid summer.

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A last view from the ship - a mountain in the distance as we leave Ketchikan.

The one thing I realized at the end of the cruise is that I didn't sketch or even photo any of the food! What an oversight! But, there was plenty of delicious and well plated food. And some mediocre meals. Overall, a great, relaxing week.


5 comments:

  1. I'm impressed with all the sketching/painting you were able to complete. They look terrific! I'm particularly fond of your shoe sketch/painting! Such a great contrast to the rest of the painting.

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  2. Really great sketches, your really doing amazing work now. Your trip sounded fantastic. You two have been off everywhere lately. xox

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  3. Great to see you two getting away from it all. Your sketches are SO good.

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  4. Another fun bunch of sketches. Especially like the flowery alley next to the hotel.

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  5. loved to see your sketches - glad you're enjoying your summer

    I tried to email, but it bounced back.

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