It was a beautiful fall day, if a bit chilly in the morning. I started in Columbia City, a neighborhood south of Seattle. I’ve like the Columbia City Ale House. It was one of the first places to eat when this neighborhood started to gentrify. I stood across the street to sketch it. The light was flat as some fog still hung about.
I ate the lunch I’d packed and then drove out in search of another place to sketch. I’d never seen Seward Park, which was near by. I sat near the shore of Lake Washington to sketch a dead salmon I found there.
There were lots of gulls and mallard ducks. The ducks were very tame and came right up to me, probably expecting food. The gulls occasionally pecked on the salmon. I’ll spare you the icky photos of the dead salmon.
Arches Field Watercolor Book. I also used Peggy’s splatter technique!