A river runs through it

The Friday ad hoc group of Urban Sketchers Seattle skipped the chaos of Black Friday shopping in favor of the serenity of the library.   I invited them to come to the newly renovated library in my town.  At the time we gathered, it was quite cold… not quite 30 degrees.  One of the nice aspects of the renovation is that the windows have been greatly enlarged so sketching the view was a good option.

It used to look like this

The windows were much enlarged during the renovation.  The entire wall is window.

As you will notice from these photos, this building is unique as it spans a river!  The river and the street with a bridge were a popular subject today.

I wanted to sketch a view that gave a sense of the library, with its openness,  color, and views out the windows.

I had about a half hour left, so I did a small view out the window in my pocket sketchbook:

We used one of the study rooms to share our sketches.


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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4 Responses to A river runs through it

  1. joantav says:

    I like that the library is so light-filled. Nice sketches of the views!

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