Well, that was a first! During the Urban Sketchers Seattle outing to Greenlake Village neighborhood, a bird pooped on my sketch board! I was sitting under a tree, though. Fortunately, it missed me, my sketch and my palette. But, ugh!
Tina had suggested the Carnagie library in Greenlake and that was my chosen subject. Frank Ching was sketching in front of me so I put him in the sketch. A new sketcher came up to me to talk a bit. As Frank left, he asked (perhaps with a bit of awe), “Was that Frank Ching”?
The historic branch is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named a landmark building by Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board. It was designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté and opened in July 1910.
This sketch is done on Arches 140# watercolor paper. Normally, I use Strathmore Series 500 Mixed Media which is 90#. In the past few months, I’ve liked every sketch I’ve done on Arches. Maybe I’ll switch and use it regularly. It does take more room in my sketchbook as it is thicker.
It was such a nice, sunny day that we shared our sketches on the plaza of PCC. Then had our group photo in the sun.
There seem to be one or two sketchers missing from the group photo.
Afterward, Jane, Tina and I met over lunch to work out a plan for the next few monthly outings.
Wow. WordPress informs me this is my 1000th post! That’s a milestone!
A few more photos here: https://redharp.smugmug.com/SketchOutings/2016-1023-Greenlake-Village/