Cool relief in the garden

Urban Sketchers Seattle met at the Bellevue Botanical Garden on Sunday. It was a fortuitous choice as the thermometer got to at least 90 degrees. It was a good thing to be able to sketch in the cool shade of large trees.

This being on the East side, further from Seattle than usual, we attacted a few sketchers who hadn’t joined us in a while. Many of our regulars are already in Portugal for the USk International Symposium to start this week in Porto.

The Sharp Cabin is over 100 years old. It was build by James Sharp and originally situated on NE 8th Street. It sat on a 180 acre homestead. From 1926-1951, the Davajian family, Armenian refugees who fled genocide, lived and farmed there. They sold produce at Pike Place Market.

With a half hour left, I managed the sketch of this shaded scene. The stone lantern sits behind the Tateuchi Viewing Pavilion.

A few more photos are 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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