The cherry blossoms were reported to be at their height on the campus of the University of Washington. I very much hoped yesterday's nice weather would hold over to our sketch outing there today. It was not to be. I've never seen the UW cherry trees in bloom and it was unlikely I'd get back to see them under better conditions before they were gone. I was determined to sketch them, despite the drenching rain.
While nearly everyone else sheltered and sketched in the magnificently
Gothic Suzzallo Library, I found some good cover in a stair case
adjoining the quad. It took the watercolor a long time to dry in such
chilly, wet weather!
the sketch was done, I hurried back to the Suzzallo Library to get
warm. I found a simple staircase view to sketch in the remaining 20
minutes. I've always like the squirrel in stained glass over the door.
As usual, we gathered to share sketches and take a group photo.
All the photos are here.