We will be at the convergence of the Yahara River and Willy Street, where there are actually two bridges, the auto bridge and a rail road bridge converted to bike and pedestrian use. We are close to Bethany Church, and there is a fun story there. The train for years went by the church and over the RR bridges just as the pastor was finishing up the message each and every week.
We dodged the rain again and tried out the idea of sketching with a brush. The East Washington bridge is very modern looking so this was a different look. Our text for discussion and thought was Psalm 19. It turned out that the previous Psalm was in the lectionary the following Sunday. No, that was not planned.
We will be meeting by the E. Washington bridge, which is new and has an underpass for bikers and walkers. It can be viewed from either side of the river, from inside the tunnel or from four outside angles. Lots of choices. There may even be a fisherman underneath.
They started with a deluge ,followed by cold and breezy conditions. Nevertheless, all the students came and with pluck and grace, met each other, took a look at Psalm 1 and went off to paint the Stone Bridge at the Sherman Avenue end of Tenney Park.
This is a pen and watercolor sketch of the Yahara River between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. I went for a walk one day to count all the bridges. In fact I missed on in the lagoon at Tenney Park, which is on the North end of the stretch. Lots of human and natrue interaction. There is a tradition in some art forms to put in a mistake to reflect human inperfection. That seems to come naturally to this author!