Saturday, October 26, 2019

Clouds, Rain and Orange at Swansons Nursery

10/25/19 Swansons Nursery

A big reason why USk Seattle meets at Swansons Nursery at least once (and often more than once) a year is that it’s ideal for any kind of weather. And a big reason we like to sketch there in the fall is orange. It was a predominant color in the palettes of many sketchers yesterday, when we had a wide variety of weather conditions.

While it was still dry and not too cold (if one were dressed in down as I was), I found a mandatory pumpkin display and steer skull to sketch outdoors. Near the hay maze, children were invited to plant and water flowers inside pumpkin shells, so I tried to quickly capture one such child . . . though a 10-second “pose” is a challenge even with life-drawing practice.




Inside Swansons' Barn & Field Kitchen cafe 
The eventual rain and wind drove most sketchers indoors to the nursery’s cafĂ©, which is filled with a lush jungle of greenery and even some pink anthurium. Noshing on my scone as I sketched, it was a relaxing way to warm up and chat with other sketchers.




5 comments:

  1. So the coats have come out on your end of the Earth too, I see. I'm also on a pumpkin-drawing kick - tis the season :-)

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    1. The coats have definitely come out! Only 36F on my weather app when I woke this morning!

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    2. Gee, that's our weather right now. We're a bit warmer than usual for this time of year but so far we're still above freezing but just above freezing.

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  2. That's quite a turnout. Thank heaven for indoor spaces. For a while yesterday I was wishing I had brought along my down jacket. I was fairly comfortable in two layers most of the day but for part of the sketching time I was sitting in what felt like a wind tunnel because the street was elevated above the surrounding area with nothing blocking the wind off the river.

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    1. Our group is growing so large that it's getting difficult to find indoor locations big enough to accommodate us!

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