I decided to experience the new portion of the light rail from Husky Stadium (where I parked and caught the train) up to Capitol Hill and the Broadway Station. It was easy and a quick way to get to Capitol Hill without the trouble of finding a spot to park around Broadway.
I started with a sketch of the new light rail station where some of us met. A few went to one of the other two entries to the station. A little confusing to those of us unfamiliar with the station.
I liked that the new station was nestled next to this older apartment building. The figure to the right of the tree trunk was Frank sketching the station from a little different vantage point.
I was going to move to another location when I realized that the new street-car was sitting and waiting for its return trip back to the International District. The yellow color was so wonderful that I knew I wanted to sketch it before it left. I only had a few minutes and then it was off. Before I knew it the pink car arrived and so I decided to sketch that one too. I had more than five minutes for this sketch because I started it right when it finished its run. After our meet-up, I went inside the station and painted the wall mural by Ellen Forney called "Walking Fingers" Many great colors today!
My friend Orlando, a sketcher from work, had his camera with him. He got a passing gentlemen to take the group picture. A few had already taken off, so the group seems a little light.