A large group of Urban Sketchers-Tacoma met on a very rainy day at the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount.
I arrived early, I sketched under the cover of a walkway. This is a
view of the building which housed the boiler for the complex. Marymount
was operated by the Sisters of St. Dominic from the early 1920′s to
1976 as a military academy for young boys. Talk about a double dose of discipline!
I asked the staff how nuns ran a military school. They did the regular
teaching. Soldiers from nearby Fort Lewis provided the military
content. More about that here
we were all gathered, I explored the several rooms of the collection.
It was difficult to pick a subject. Until I saw the Red Stiletto car!
It was the weirdest vehicle there so that's what I had to sketch. It is
a custom built art car made in 1990 by David Crow of Snohomish. It is
powered by a Honda motorcycle engine. There are two seats, with a
passenger seat above the driver in the upper heel.
Figure is a standee of Marilyn Monroe. The album covers are a bit of
usual, we gathered to share sketches and have a group photo. It was a
good sized group today with several new sketchers. Welcome, all!
Lots more photos here.