Twice the Gothic

Urban Sketchers Seattle met outside the Frye Art Museum today. We had many options for sketching: St. James Catholic Cathedral, O’Dea Cathedral High School, historic Trinity Episcopal Church and, of course, the Frye.

Many sketchers chose St. James as the subject. It was open so a good place to shelter from chill and rain.

I really like Gothic and neo-Gothic architecture. My first sketch was a view of the towers of St. James seen from the street corner next to Frye. The parking lot across the street will become an 11 story apartment building. Once that is built, this view will no longer exist, at least from street level.

It had started to rain but I had been protected by a large tree as I sketched the towers. I moved down the street to sketch the facade of O’Dea Cathedral High School. I shelter under the entrance alcove of the school office building across the street.

Note the two birds.  Aircraft were flying over regularly so I had opportunity to do a composite shape.  Then a large crow landed on the cross at the peak of the building.

A few more photos are here. 

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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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One Response to Twice the Gothic

  1. joantav says:

    Catching up again…seems like I don’t have as much time lately. I give your sketch group a lot of credit for going out no matter what the weather.

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