Though I’ve known about the Garden Walk for a few years, I’ve never been. Now I think I’ll go every year I can, regardless of whether Urban Sketchers holds a sketch outing. I don’t live far from Georgetown and it’s my favorite funky place to sketch. When I don’t have any other ideas about where to sketch, I just go to Georgetown and I always find something.
There were just too many gardens to see. I concentrated in the area around Oxbow Park where the famous Hat & Boots is located. Also across the street is the “The Georgetown Castle,” the 112 year old Victorian known officially as the Gessner Mansion. My favorite
sketch of the day was a small corner of its back garden. This is done in the small, pocket sized Pentalic Aqua watercolor book.
The first sketch of the day was the goldfish pond in Garden #40, belonging to Peter and Esther. They are not koi, they are goldfish, which do not get as big as koi. There is a duck decoy in the pond!
Sketching the park scene.
Beverly has her kit spread out around her
The group met back at Oxbow Park for sharing sketches and a group photo in front of the Boots!
More photos here, particularly of the gardens.