Summer day spent sketching

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.

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Summer day spent sketching

  1. I love seeing your work but also reading your comments. Thank you so much for posting, you are an inspiration!
    PS. hoping to see you this Friday at the Japanese Garden…

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