Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Initially Green, Hwy 395's Pioneer Memorial Bridge

My thanks to this shady tree at the Lampson Pit, beside Columbia Park Trail's bicycle path in Kennewick, Washington.  Comfortably cool, I sketched the Pioneer Memorial Bridge, dedicated July 30, 1954.  There are three bridges in our area that cross the Columbia River;  The Blue Bridge, Hwy 395 and The Cable Bridge connect Kennewick to Pasco and The Topless Bridge, Hwy I 82 connect Richland to Pasco.
Patti Kirch


  1. Many thanks to YOU for posting this beautiful sketch of something that deserves cherishing and appreciation! This tree has seen many passers by, always providing yet never asking for anything in return. I believe that this is a kind and wonderfully done gift for the natural beauty Tri-Cities can provide. The coloring is vivid with a pop that makes me smile, yet there's enough subtlety to encourage the natural inspiration you saw through your eyes. Again, thank you!

  2. Oh Patti...I love all your colors!!! Really fun sketch <3

  3. Thank you Cindy, I appreciate your critique. You own colors! I will be at Urban Sketchers this Wednesday at the new Hanford Reach Interpretive Center. I was at DS's today at our Book Arts meeting, see you soon. Let's catch up!

  4. Josie, thank you for your kind words. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, I look for natural beauty and do not take it for granted.