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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Skylines
December 5, 2014 at 10:23 PM

It’s magic when the mountain peeks out

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Sketched Dec. 3, 2014

For much of the year, clouds erase Mount Rainier from the horizon like an illusionist playing a trick on us.

Earlier this week, however, clear skies made the massive peak visible on not one but three consecutive days, and I took that as a sign that a sketch may be overdue.

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May 16, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Olympic Sculpture Park stands tall on a sunny day

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Sketched May 13, 2014

Did you get out and enjoy the sun this week? With temperatures in the 70s and 80s, it felt just like summer. Sitting by Alexander Calder’s “Eagle” at Olympic Sculpture Park, I saw people reading books, walking their dogs and taking in the magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains.

The park feels so right in this location, it’s hard to believe it didn’t exist when I moved here eight years ago. It opened in 2007 on the former site of a fuel-storage facility that took years to clean up.

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June 21, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Mount Baker viewpoint lets you find your place in the universe

The Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint is built over a sloping terrain that used to be off-limits and covered with blackberries and trees, said David Berger, a longtime neighbor who rallied the community to preserve the view for future generations. —ooo— Sketched June 12, 2013 I’ve yet to visit a Seattle location that says so much about our longing for…

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