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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sketch Day in Olympia

What a treat to have so many sketchers in town - to share some of my favorite haunts. I don't often sketch on the Capitol Campus but once in a while I head up the hill to attempt the daunting task.

The last time was there was May 22, the day of the teacher's walk-out. The demonstrators filled the capitol steps with signs announcing, "It's time!" (to fully fund the schools). On that day I didn't have time to finish the sketch, not having enough room to fit the top of the dome on the page. Yesterday I finished the drawing by taping another sheet to the original.

After finishing I walked across to the Korean Memorial where the wreath laying ceremony commemorated a number of veterans who had served in that war. It was quite a nice ceremony. 

We migrated to the market, the place I most often sketch in Olympia. The peppers have arrived - not the full range of varieties, but it's a start.

Thanks to Kate Buike for organizing the day. I hope we can do it again sometime.


  1. beautiful work, as always, Jane! Love your subtle and targeted color.

  2. Beautiful sketches! It was a wonderful day of sketching!

    - Tina

  3. Love these sketches, Jane. I have been admiring your market sketches for a long time and couldn't wait to see this place in person. Great idea, adding more paper to extend your sketch, and another wonderful drawing!