Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Peek-a-Boo View from Starbucks (Sketch No. 7)

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 fa├žade 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.)


  1. Good sketch! Yes, I noted the worker. Yikes.

  2. Nice that you found a view with the crane...too bad you can't actually see what they are doing. Great that you captured the worker up top. You wouldn't catch me up there. lol


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