Aquarium

The adhoc Friday Sketchers of Urban Sketchers Seattle met at the Aquarium today.  It was a cold, gray wet day.  In between sprinkles, some of us tried to sketch outside.  Inside, it was a challenge to get a spot to sketch as we were in competition with what seemed like hundreds of school children.  I wanted to sketch the starfish pool but it was too crowded and too noisy!

I got to the sea otter area before there were too many small visitors.  One otter was sleeping and seemed to be a furry lump.  The other floated on her back and played with a bright blue toy.

I had to get out of the noise and crowd so sketched a fountain, the viaduct and skyline as seen from outside the aquarium.

We shared our sketches on a ledge just inside the building.

Then we went outside for our usual group photo, with the Great Wheel in the background.  Ann had to leave early but I think she’s the only one missing.

Back row: Carleen, Nilda, Lynne, Nancy, Sue, Chris   Front row: Peggy, Tina, Kate

Otters are my favorite wild animal.  I managed a couple images through the thick glass of their enclosure.  Here’s an otter butt, or “otter yoga” as one dad called it!

All the photos are here.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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