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Spring, rebirth, new life | Sketching Edmonds


Last updated 4/15/2021 at 11:08am

Illustration by Mack Benek

Driving down Fifth Avenue South, I was greeted with the explosion of blossoms on the trees in front of Beck's Tribute Center. After such a dark year, it struck me as such a hopeful image for our future. Spring, rebirth, new life.

The sun was bright, creating interesting shadows as well as raising my spirits. I only included a sliver of the sign identifying the business, as my focus was the trees.

It seems as I drive around looking for subjects to sketch I am increasingly drawn to trees. The lush green of summer gives way to autumn's warm hues, followed by the bones of winter and then welco...

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