It almost feels like spring! With the bright sun and briefly, even 60 degrees, I couldn’t let the day pass without going out to sketch. But where? After considering a number of locations, I decided on Kubota Garden.
I was there last June with the Urban Sketchers Seattle’s Friday group. We went to sketch the new Terrace Overlook. I remember wandering the garden with a map I couldn’t quite follow, looking for the bridges. It was so hot and I got so tired, hungry and thirsty that I gave up. So those bridges became today’s objective.
More bridges of a different sort. I saved them to sketch next time I’m there.
And I succeeded in finding both bridges. I did something that has often been recommended but which I never do: thumbnail sketches for composition and values. I guess I should do that more regularly as I liked today’s results.
Moon bridge “symbolizes the difficulty of living a good life. ‘Hard to walk up and hard to walk down'”. It is very steep and actually is hard to walk over.
Heart bridge crosses the creek. It is like a traditional red bridge on Mr. Kubota’s home islands.