David, one of our members, made special arrangements for us to be able to sketch inside the historic Stimson-Green mansion. It is owned now by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. It is located in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood and was built 1899-1901. It displays an historically intact interior.
This was the venue for my very first sketch outing with Urban Sketchers, back in February 2012! I was interested to go back and see how far I've come.
first choice was an upstairs room. It might have been a bedroom since
there was a bath connected. Today it seems to be a parlor. I initially
wanted to sketch the corner with the period table and chair along with
the artifacts on the table. Just as I was about to start, Natalie sat
in the chair. I warned her she would end up in my sketch! And then Steve came in and set his stool in the bathroom! Both ended up in my sketch.
Then I sketched
some details of the huge fireplace in the sitting room downstairs.
shared our sketches around the large dining table. It was a large
group today. Perhaps the good turnout was a combination of the chilly
rain and the opportunity to see this historic home.