Parsons Garden and more!

The Urban Sketchers Seattle Friday outing was to Parsons Garden area on Queen Ann hill. There were many scenes from which to choose. From the hill, once could look out onto the sound with cruise ships. Or walk down to Kerry Park for the classic view of downtown Seattle and the Space Needle from the north.

I walked along Queen Ann Bldv until I saw this tree.  I kept having to move to get out of the full sun.  The light on my white paper nearly blinded me.  While the day was predicted (and did) to reach over 80 degrees, it stayed cool in the shade and there was a very pleasant breeze.


Then I walked down the stairs from the bridge. The street below has the same name. Sounds confusing. But I liked the arches.

At the agreed upon time, we had our sketchbook sharing and the group photo.

After which, the three of us who carpooled from the South End had a picnic lunch.

Next we drove the short distance for the Kathleen Keckler‘s show hosted in Le Reve baker/cafe.  She had many excellent pieces hanging.

And then…. we drove to Daniel Smith for the recently announced 20% off Flash Sale! I had a list.

More photos here:


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 Parsons Garden and more!

  1. miatagrrl says:

    It was a terrific sketch outing! I always enjoy QA. I think the street where we were both sketching (the upper part) is called Highland Drive. . . ?

    – Tina

  2. Great sketch outing…with shopping at the end too!

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