Sunday, October 20, 2013

An Owlish Corner of Reed College

Wonderful big group, including many new folks, came out to Reed College on Saturday to sketch in the glorious sunshine! I had never been to the campus before and was charmed by the architecture. Someone said how it felt like a set for Harry Potter, and that totally rang true for me. In fact, I spent most of my time drawing three little owls carved over a the east entrance to Eliot Hall--hard to get more Potterish than that!

(The ladybug wandered across my sketchbook as I was snacking on a burrito afterwards, and I couldn't help painting the tiny visitor it in to the composition as well.)

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  1. This looks perfect for Reed and for perfect for October. Love the addition of the little colored ladybug.

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad we went to explore the campus--certainly worth going back in the future, there's a lot to see and so many delicious details in the architecture and the landscapes!

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  2. That is completely charming, Katura. It was such a fun outing, wasn't it? I haven't been there for years, and I was reminded how gracious the campus is. What fun the architects must have had, designing those exteriors!

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    1. Yes, the architects really must have had a blast!

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  3. It's a visual pun. Check out the Harvard seal.

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  4. I have since learned that it's quite possibly the Bryn Mawr seal:
    http://www.labbrand.com/sites/default/files/Bryn_Mawr_seal.png

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