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.