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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Melrose and More

Today was a wonderful "winter" day for outdoor sketching in Seattle.  Our location was the neighborhood on Capital Hill around the Melrose Market and the Starbucks new Reserve Roastery at the corner of Pike Street and Melrose Avenue.  The turnout was fantastic with 30-40 sketchers.

I started out at the NorthWest School on Summit Avenue.

The next sketch was looking up Melrose Avenue trying to capture the whole facade of the market.
I had many curious persons stop and ask what was going on with all the people creating art today. 

The sculptural urns from the old Emerald Palace Theatre that was demolished in 1991, was my next stop.  A pocket park was created on Pine Street @ Minor Ave. with three of the salvaged urns on display.  I have a sketch of the Emerald Palace before it was so wrongly demolished in my archives.

The last sketch was a quick one as we were about to gather and share our sketches.  I had to add the color at home, not my first choice for capturing sketches "en plein air".