Next Sketch Outing
Saturday March 25: International District
On the Avenue
Queen Anne Avenue is a shoppers and diners
utopia. There is no shortage of goods
and services available to consumers looking for that certain something to
satisfy their needs or desires. Visual marketing
strategies along the avenue are a gold mine for sketchers. After
meeting up with Urban Sketchers at Storyville Coffee, I set forth to check locations
I scouted for before. With perfect
weather on my side, the sites did not disappoint. First of all, I sketched the Bostonian
Barbershop. The olive green-trim
contrasting with dark red brick creates a quaint village vibe enhanced by a
sweet flower box and a revolving barber pole.
I want to get my hair cut there!
|Bostonian Barber Shop|
Next, to save time, I almost jogged down to the end
of the avenue for the 5 Spot coffee cup sign.
It’s a three-dimensional sign edged in neon with faux steam coming out
of the coffee cup. It’s a beauty I
admire nearly every day.
After coffee, I returned mid-avenue to sketch the
same view Kate found intriguing, the Bethany Presbyterian Church steeple with
the giant TV tower in the background. Traditional
craftsman style houses on either side of the view lead to an international
style apartment followed by the English Gothic church and finally the imposing
TV tower. I love Queen Anne for the
variety of architectural styles co-existing in unplanned harmony.
|5 Spot Diner|
|Bethany Presbyterian Church|
Lastly, the bronze pup “Boomer” in the Towne courtyard was
on the must sketch list. A festive string
of lights echo the arms of man relaxing on a bench in front of the pup.
Good sketches. Thanks for suggesting this neighborhood. It really is a gold mine for sketching. I didn't make it down to the 5 Spot. That's a great sign!ReplyDelete
Thanks for introducing us to the sketching delights in your 'hood, Kathleen! I think we should definitely get over there again sometime.ReplyDelete