I’ve been wanting to sketch an aerial view of Honolulu for awhile now. Thanks to Christine who did some reconnaissance over the weekend to locate a spot.
We’re back to Saturday sketching. Sorry for the confusion last month. Hope everyone can make it.
If you haven’t been to Punchbowl, there is a great view of Honolulu from the scenic lookout with lots of free parking. It’s a short walk to the lookout from the parking stalls near the public restroom. Sorry, there’s no shade from the lookout.
Other sketching options are the Lady Columbia statue and the memorial itself. There’s a nice view of the crater from the entrance with lots of shady trees. Because Memorial Day falls on the last weekend of May, we are moving up our sketching day to the middle of the month, when it may be less busy.
If attending, please email us at email@example.com by Friday, May 14th with your name and phone number. We will retain the list for contact tracing purposes. Also, please read this previous post regarding Guidelines for Urban Sketchers Chapter Gatherings.
About the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery)
The cemetery opened to the public on July 19, 1949 and now is the final resting place for 53,000 World War I, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans and their dependents. At the top of the staircase in the Court of Honor is a statue of Lady Columbia, also known as Lady Liberty, or Justice. She is reported to represent all grieving mothers.
Thank you everyone who joined Urban Sketchers O’ahu on Sunday at the historic YWCA on Richards St. It was such a beautiful day to be sketching together.
To our new sketchers:
You are brave. It’s not always easy to share your artwork. But you did it. Sharing is how we grow as artists and you took the first brave step forward. We welcome you to our group with open arms. Please share your sketch on flicker so we can see it again.
To our seasoned sketchers:
Thank you for your support and dedication to Urban Sketchers O’ahu. We are grateful for your valuable time to help us grow our small group every month.
Thank you for opening your gorgeous double doors on a Sunday and letting us sketch the amazing detailed architecture of such a lovely historical building.