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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.

By Jana Bouc

I am an artist who loves (and lives) to sketch and paint in watercolor, gouache, oils and digitally.

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.


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