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Sketching at the Laundromat

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.

10 replies on “Sketching at the Laundromat”

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.


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:



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.


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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