SAM lobby

It was a large group of Urban Sketchers Seattle (USk) who met in the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) lobby today. We numbered at least 20.

Throw down and group photo:

I’ve sketched it twice before, but I settled on a different view of Middle Fork. It’s by John Grade. The suspended tree was made from a plaster cast of a 140 y/o western hemlock found in the Middle Fork area of the Snoqualmie River (hence the name). The contour of the tree was reproduced using thousands of pieces of reclaimed, old growth, cedar. It was completed by hundreds of volunteers under the direction of the artist and his assistants.

I noticed a new Starbucks Reserve store across the street. It’s an even more upscale Starbucks and has an interesting interior. However, I chose to sit at the window with Pam.  We noticed two wonderful ink drawings on the wall. When I went to look closer, I noticed they were by Frank Ching! (we know him as he’s a member of USk Seattle and teaches often).

I sketched the view of SAM across the street. It’s a very loose sketch with little of my usual detail!

A few 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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