Another nice day so I spent the afternoon sketching outside. I went in search of a new mural in Georgetown, an old neighborhood south of Seattle. I couldn’t find it driving so I got out of my car. It was on the back side of the building, which wasn’t marked street side with address or name. I didn’t find it very “sketchable” as I didn’t want to copy someone’s art.
The area was interesting and had some sculpture studios. More photos here.
I decided to go to the main area of Georgetown. I found another mural, part of which ended up in my sketch. It shows the Hat and Boots, an iconic roadside attraction from a local gas station, restored and moved to a park.
This neighborhood is a little gritty and industrial. Large aircraft fly low overhead, on approach or taking off from Boeing Field. Due to the noise, this leads to what locals call “the Georgetown pause”… a halt in conversation until the noise passes. A freeway overpass also covers part of it.
My main subject was the yellow moped on the roof. I’ve admired it for quite a while now and always intended to sketch it.