Since I arrived early, I sketched under the cover of a walkway. This is a view of the building which housed the boiler for the complex. Marymount was operated by the Sisters of St. Dominic from the early 1920′s to 1976 as a military academy for young boys. Talk about a double dose of discipline! I asked the staff how nuns ran a military school. They did the regular teaching. Soldiers from nearby Fort Lewis provided the military content. More about that here
Once we were all gathered, I explored the several rooms of the collection. It was difficult to pick a subject. Until I saw the Red Stiletto car! It was the weirdest vehicle there so that’s what I had to sketch. It is a custom built art car made in 1990 by David Crow of Snohomish. It is powered by a Honda motorcycle engine. There are two seats, with a passenger seat above the driver in the upper heel.
Figure is a standee of Marilyn Monroe. The album covers are a bit of
As usual, we gathered to share sketches and have a group photo. It was a good sized group today with several new sketchers. Welcome, all!
Lots more photos here.