Georgetown Garden Walk

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.

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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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