Saturday, June 26, 2010

Symposium Participant: Peggy



Hello! My name is Peggy Gloth. I was born and have mostly always lived in Seattle. My two children have grown and I’m a retired teacher. I love to sketch and finally have time to indulge. I am enjoying the introductions here and seeing the variety of work. I am happy to have discovered so many like-minded people in Urban Sketchers.








My husband and I love to travel and I began
sketching a few years ago as part of my travel journals.



I love to draw and I love watercolor. Sketching is the perfect combination for me. Whether I struggle with detail or draw a quick impression, I feel a sense of freedom.















Sketching helps me record what I see and my feelings at the moment. It greatly improves my connection to a place. When I am sketching,
I stop being an observer and instead become
part of a setting. What a great way to experience life!

I have nice brushes and plenty of paper at home. But when I am out, I prefer to keep it very simple. I use a “Multi-Drawing Book” available downstairs at the University of Washington Bookstore because it has a compact size but takes watercolor and ink very well. Lately, I have been using a fine line uni Pin (Mitsubishi) but I also like Micron. I use a water brush and my palette is a small, inexpensive, messy one from Daniel Smith which I fill from tubes. A pencil, eraser and a plastic bag to sit upon and I am all set.

Here are a few more of my recent pictures. You can see more on my travel blog: http://travelswithpeggyandjeff.blogspot.com/ which includes my pictures from flickr.
Looking forward to seeing all of you soon! Peggy

















19 comments:

  1. Hi Peggy, thanks for the photo with supplies, always fun to see. See you soon.

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  2. I especially like your palms in front of the buildings sketch--I'd looked at it before you posted it here. It's wonderful to have a face associated with the sketch. And soon an in the flesh person.........

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  3. Hi Peggy, I love the simplicity of your line and the air of calm that they reflect. Thanks for sharing your work!

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