Luckily, this didn't happen. The sun came out, the day warmed up, and it was perfect sketching weather outdoors. We broke up to go our separate ways, and I headed over to the park.
The first view that caught my eye was from just inside Green Lake Park looking back towards the commercial district.
It was such a nice day that I decided to walk around the lake. The sketching sessions last two-and-a-half hours, so I figured if it took me an hour to walk the 2.8 miles around the lake, I'd still have plenty of drawing time left over.
I didn't get very far before spotting this arch, and I just had to do a quick study of it.
Then I headed out in earnest for a stroll around Green Lake, where I admired the ducks (still mostly Mallards, though a few Common Mergansers have turned up), and a fair number of coots.
It wound up taking 50 minutes to get around the lake, and when I got back to my starting point, I found this lovely view.
But I had only ten minutes left before I needed to head back to the meeting spot (having spent a lot of time on that first drawing, and also stopping to eat my lunch), so I just did a very quick sketch.
The sketchers spread out their work in a handy plaza, and we checked out what other people drew and chatted a bit -- there are quite a few regulars I've gotten to know, and it is a very congenial group.
There are a lot of talented folks in the group!
A fun outing all round!