Most of the day was spent sketching. After lunch as I sketched in the full sun, it reached 85 degrees. That might not seem like much to those from a hot climate but here in the Pacific NW, that’s hot.
I did an errand in Issaquah first thing this morning. I’d seen a news report about a newly renovated trolly there for which there would be an open house tonight. I thought that would make for a good sketching subject. However, when I got to the Railway Museum, the only trolly I found did not look like it was ready to travel. It was in poor shape and covered by a large tarp. Moving on….
I’d seen this dairy on a previous drive through the older part of Issaquah. Today there was a truck off loading milk. I did a rare two page spread.
I pasted in a bit of a photo as a collage element on the right. I think it stands out a bit too much. But then, on the actual building, it was much darker than the surrounding buildings. It is a mural the size of the entire wall.
This truck left while I was painting. I did get it all drawn in but thought I’d have to finish painting from home. But then another one just like it pulled into exactly the same spot so I was able to finish it!
After having the lunch I packed, I drove back to Renton in search of another Little Free Library. It was far out in what is probably unincorporated King County, in a neighborhood called Cedar Grove. This is Bob’s Little Library on 204th Ave SE.
The sun was very hot and bright, creating deep shadows. The trees made a nice arch over the drive way.