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Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Cathedral and then a Hobbit Hole

I experienced two extremes today.  The majesty of St James Cathedral with the Seattle Urban Sketchers and then later I went to the Seattle Flower and Garden show.  My son helped the Washington Park Arboretum group bring in trees for their display of New Zealand plant material.  The display was set like the garden in front of Bilbo Baggin's Hobbit Hole!


  1. Gail, I learn from your sketches. Thank you! Also, I saw the Hobbot Garden. It was charming!

  2. You masterfully captured that dim moody feeling and the golden accent lighting. How do you do it?

  3. Thanks for the comments Tina, Peggy, and Dan. I did a wet on wet technique. Started by laying clean water on the page and added the yellows first . Before the page dried I added the gray blues and then the siennas.

  4. I agree with the others, the glow you captured is amazing, Gail! So nice!