|10/29/14 various inks, watercolor, Zig markers, Canson XL 140 lb. paper|
I haven’t been back to sketch at the Roosevelt Light Rail Station construction site for a while. It’s frustrating because I can see the tops of the red and yellow cranes from quite a distance, but once I get up close, it’s hard to find a place where I would be allowed to stand and also see anything worth sketching.
Grabbing coffee at the Roosevelt Square Starbucks, which is on the upper level, I realized that the yellow crane was now in a position that I could see part of it from the outdoor tables. Partially blocked by the Square’s façade as well as lots of trees, it’s still a frustrating view, but at least I had a comfortable to table to sit at and unexpected blue spots between the clouds (yesterday’s weather report was wrong; not a single shower all day!).
(By the way, did you spot the worker up there? I know it looks like he’s walking on the outside of the railing, but he’s really safe inside. Well, “safe” is a relative term. My heart was pounding just imagining what it must be like to walk around up there.)