Monthly Sketch Outing

Next Monthly Sketch Outing
Sunday, March 19
Hales Brewery & Pub
4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

11:00 AM till 1:30 PM*
*note new time, Hales opens at 11 am

See Monthly Outing page for details.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Quite time in Suzzallo Reading Room



It was great to join the other Seattle Sketchers who braved the gray, rain AND the time change yesterday. 

Of course, I was drawn to sketch the view in the reading room, looking UP (getting into the mindset to teach "Soaring Spaces" in Manchester this summer.) What a beautiful space and probably the closest thing we have to England in Seattle.  

This sketch took about 1 hour 15 minutes, was done with a .5 mechanical pencil on an 8" x 16" Fluid watercolor block with Winsor & Newton watercolors.  I'll post the entire process on my blog later today. If you click on this image, you should be able to see the detail.

And I have to add that I'm the proud mom of two current UW students!  Go Dawgs!!


7 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful rendition of this space, Stephanie. Your class theme is so appropriate. It'll be a favorite, I bet.

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    1. Thank you, Jane...I really do love these views to sketch...definitely challenging, and this is such a great space for looking up!

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  2. And the rich dark colors in the lighting especially give the sketch such clarity. It's really beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, again, Jane...I agree, putting that last bit of dark color on the chandeliers really helped the perspective here...I sort of struggled with the color in the ceiling, and it shows :)

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  3. Great job at capturing the full volume of the space.

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    1. Thanks, David...and I wish I had YOUR sense for how to push the colors...you sketch of this space is one of my all time favorites!

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  4. Great job at capturing the full volume of the space.

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