Salt Lake City

An end of summer trip.  On our way to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. First stop: Salt Lake City. The sky is really blue, the summer is super hot and the people are so nice. We spent our day at Temple Square and then at the Natural History Museum.

Today, the Salt Lake temple is dwarfed by high-rise buildings all around it, but from this angle, you can almost imagine how it looked when it towered over the city. It’s not hard to catch a couple posing in front of the temple when you sketch. There seems to be a new couple standing at the fountain every few minutes.


Another angle, from the top of the building across the street. slc_temple2

Didn’t get to hear the famed choir sing, but we did see the huge Tabernacle organs. I sat right up front to watch this one being played.

The find of the day was the Museum of Natural History. It was interesting to see this display of us with all our cousins, and to note that we weren’t the biggest-brained (or the cutest-looking) of the all, just the one that lucked out.
slc_natural_history2This quick little sketch is of my husband and kids skipping stones on the Great Salt Lake. We’re at Antelope Island in the north part of the lake where the salt content is a whopping 25%. It makes everyone seem like a real pro at stone skipping.
slc_stone-skipping_lakeMore sketches, from Yellowstone and Grand Teton coming soon.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Salt Lake City

  1. Jana Bouc says:

    Georgeous sketchs–love the juicy watercolor and the great perspective on the temple!


  2. Rita Clery says:

    Such wonderful sketches, Suhita! My husband and I just did this same trip last September. I still don’t know how you manage to get so much done, but it is delightful to see. Looking forward to the Yellowstone sketches.


  3. The one with the tarbancale organs are refreshingly atmospheric. It looks like a preliminary sketch for a masterpiece.


  4. Liza says:

    Those are really great!
    I love how you captured different atmospheres. The clean and slightly medical one of the museum versus the very warm and inviting inside the temple!


  5. Magic fingers!! You earned a fan, Suhita!


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