Crow with Fries

This gained a spot on my sketching to-do list after I read an article about its recent installation. Today was the day.

But just as I was getting ready to leave, the door bell rang. It was the mail carrier with a package for signature: my Rosemary & Co. Series 772 Sable Blend Dagger 1/2 inch brush. It’s the one Liz Steel uses. So, perfect… I gave it a quick wash and put it in my kit to use for today’s sketching.

cute stamp on outside of the box

“Crow with Fries” was sculpted by Peter Reiquam and installed at Les Grove Park in Auburn on 5/31/19. “Inspired by the park’s many resident crows, this clever corvid reminds us that a drive-in restaurant once stood at this site.

I’m rather partial to crows and have read two of the popular science books by UW crow researcher, John Marzluff.

And the brush?  I really like it.  The dagger shape allows for very fine lines with the pointed tip and broad washes.  It picks up just the right amount of water and pigment.

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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