Sketching at “the Six Legs”

One of our Friday Sketchers regulars lives on Capitol Hill.  She suggested we have lunch and sketch at the Six Arms.  The weather cooperated as it was raining so it was nice to have an indoor venue for our regular sketch meeting.  We heard later that one of our number wasn’t sure of the location or the name of the pub.  She asked directions to the “Six Legs”, hence the title of this post.

I took the express bus all the way to the Convention Center which was just 3 or 4 blocks from the pub.  I was early, so went in to the Convention Center to look for something to sketch out of the drizzle.  Looks like Tina had the same idea.

Tina sketching the view from the Convention Center

We did some sketches there together.

View down Union St from the Convention Center to the Sound

Tina sketching the freeway

On up to the McMenamins pub.  We had a nice lunch first and then spread out to sketch.  It was a good change to actually be sitting mostly together as we worked.  There was some consulting going on.  Peggy taught us a new way to splatter paint.

I did three sketches:

We weren’t sure about this animal. The consensus was that the sculpture was a pig.

detail of a hanging lamp

The namesake for the place:  six arms = Shiva

As usual, we shared our work.

All my photos are here.





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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One Response to Sketching at “the Six Legs”

  1. miatagrrl says:

    I’m flattered to make it into so many of your sketches and photos! 🙂 Great sketches — love your Union Street view.

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