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.


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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