Georgetown Scenes

These three scenes were done this past Sunday when the Seattle Urban Sketchers met in Georgetown for the neighborhood’s annual garden walk. The first is of the historic Queen Anne style residence at 6219 Carlton Avenue South, built in 1893 for Dora Horton-Carle, daughter of Georgetown founder Julius Horton. It’s an up-close-and-personal view rather than the contextual views I usually prefer.

The second scene is of Oxbow park, a few blocks south. The site is dominated by Hat n’ Boots, designed by Seattle artist Lewis Nasmyth for a western-themed gas station in 1953. The neighborhood rescued the sculptures sometime in the 1980s, after the I-5 interstate had slowly siphoned traffic away from the business over two decades.

And finally, since there were 15 minutes left in the session, I decided to do another up-close-and-personal view of this 1941 Mack truck, which was converted into an art truck and parked in a corner of Oxbow Park.