Windmill Gardens

Tacoma Urban Sketchers Wednesday outing was to the Windmill Gardens in Sumner, WA.  I’ve been there twice before to sketch but there are always interesting subjects.  I’d thought of some options for sketching out of the rain.  But we had warm sun instead!

I was amused by “Don Dirt,” the leafy sculpture that greets arriving customers, so I made him the subject of my first sketch.   He’s very cool with his shades.

There were several patio-like tableau around the garden center.  I picked this one for its pumpkin-colored chair.

A few people sketched the shed door.

We gathered in the gazebo to share sketches.

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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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3 Responses to Windmill Gardens

  1. D. Abreu says:

    Cool place, I must go sketch there. Gorgeous sketches Kate. 😀

  2. You had quite a group. The sunshine must have made everyone come out. I like the sketch of “Don Dirt” but the metal chair made me smile. It is such a fun retro item. Nice job!

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