This is a view of the now abandoned Elks Club at Broadway and 7th and Broadway in Tacoma, where the Seattle Urban Sketchers joined the Tacoma group for their monthly meeting. While the weather was chilly but sunny, it soon began to sprinkle. You can see the raindrops that began falling as I was doing this sketch.
When the rain turned to hail and got blustery, I retreated to Tully’s Coffee at 9th and Broadway and found myself a spot in the corner offering this view of the Rialto Theater. I began by drawing the frame of the window, Tina Koyama drawing on my left, the Tully’s sign above, and a couple of coffee cups in the foreground. Then I moved to what I saw through the window, starting with the tree trunk and planting area and then moving back to the Rialto Theater itself. The vertical white banding is my effort to erase the gray shadows that appear in the binding when I scan my sketches.