Nilda and I decided to sketch at Volunteer Park where we
knew we’d find a good mix of trees, flowers, architecture, sculptures and people
– whatever we felt like tackling. I know I said I was going to stop avoiding architecture and take on my biggest challenge head-on. I found a shady
bench near the conservatory and considered sketching its gracefully curved see-through
walls. But then I spotted this statue of William Henry Seward, which allowed me
to put a bit of the conservatory in the background. After all, sketching memorials and monuments is also one of my goals. I’ll save the conservatory
for next time.