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Oct. 13: Seattle Center

Friday, May 24, 2013

Iconic Seattle - Pike Place Market and King St. Station

Two sketching outings in one week!  Sunday I joined almost 50 Urban Sketchers in the Pike Place Market! A person could spend days and days here, sketching so many "classic views" of Seattle's market.  I chose a rather complicated viewpoint in Post Alley, looking south.  Frank came by as I was sketching and encouraged me to include the stairway to make a better composition.  Back in my home studio, I re-sketched the scene, with more attention to values, per Frank's suggestion.

Today, I went to Amtrak's newly remodeled King Street Station.  It was clean and bright; nearly every surface had been painted white!  Several Urban Sketchers and I walked up to the second floor, where I chose a view of the arches and curved alcove that overlooks the entire first floor waiting area.
For my second sketch, I started to walk  downstairs, but I passed a window with an interesting view towards Jackson Street.  I was so intrigued by the line of globed light posts that bordered the main walkway.

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