Solano Laundromat, ink and watercolor 10x8 in

Solano Laundromat, ink and watercolor 10×8 in

I haven’t been doing much urban sketching or dream drawing lately, while I try to complete a couple of commissioned dog portraits (that are taking forever) and attend figure/portrait drawing sessions and do other life stuff. But here’s a quickie from sketch night at the laundromat, a favorite place to sketch. I’m glad I have my own washer and dryer so I don’t have to go there to do laundry, but I do enjoy the perspective challenges and patterns of rows of rectangles, circles and black and white shapes, as well as the little still life of soap and baskets.

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  1. I love it, Jana. I have seen this view so many times through my life when I didn’t have a washer and dryer.
    And the bright red oxi cleaner is a great touch.

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    • Thanks Annie! Me too, and I mostly have pleasant memories of those times so sketching in the laundromat kind of brings that back.

      On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 1:35 PM Jana Bouc, Artist wrote:

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  2. 🙂 I like it! It’s so realistic. I can almost smell the detergent and feel the humidity of washers and dryers in the air.
    Have a very HAPPY weekend! 🙂

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  3. Love the simplicity. Still gets your point across though. I like how everyday and normal this scene is. Sometimes people focus on supposedly grand things, but this scene holds a lot of wait as well.

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  4. Thanks for the quiet reminder to look at “things” in terms of shapes. The bold, deep, rich color of the red cap in your drawing is wonderful!

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  5. We love your sketches of our laundrymat!

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    • Thank you Rita! How exciting for me that you found my sketch. I hope I did it justice. It’s such a pleasant place to spend the evening.

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