Back to University

No, I’m not going back to college!  Seven years and 2 degrees was enough!!  However, I do like the “red brick university” campus where we sketched today.  I’d be happy to go back again next year.

Urban Sketchers Tacoma were fortunate to have a beautiful, sunny day for sketching, though it was a bit chilly at first. We met on the patio of the Wheellock Center, the student union.  From there were spread out across the campus of the University of Puget Sound and then returned for our sketch book throw down.


Thanks to KaCe for taking the photo.

My first stop was the library to see an excellent exhibit of drawings by local artist Mark Hoppmann. They were mostly in ink. I enjoyed this exhibit very, very much. The drawings were wonderful. That he displayed his sketchbooks was an added delight. The staging of the exhibit was delightful, with so many small artifacts added to the cases. I found the method for displaying sketchbooks quite clever. It allowed the viewer to see more than one page. Now I really wish I’d gone to the “sketch-in with the artist” last Wednesday!

I wandered around looking for the observatory dome and couldn’t find it. So I sat on the grass to sketch this scene at the corner of the library.

Then I turned to my left and there was the observatory! But I moved for a better composition.

I’m leaving this as an ink drawing for my Day 6 Inktober.

More photos. 

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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