Urban Sketchers Seattle met for our monthly sketch outing at Shilshoal Marina. This is near Ballard, which is the center of past Scandinavian immigrants in Seattle. The Nordic Museum is only a few blocks away. That explains the statue of Leif Erikson and the Rune Stones memorial around it.
I was one of several sketchers for whom Leif was a subject today. I included the flag post to give it a sense of place, near the marina.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my next sketch. I knew I didn’t want to sketch the forest of boat masts. Eventually, I found a bit of garden with a part of an old fog light.
I added in the crow on the stump as I was visited by a number of them, especially after I offered them a portion of my snack! There was much calling (“hey, she’s giving us food; come and get it!”). They did come surprisingly close but this was shot with the limit of the telephoto on my Canon G12.
Orna is a visitor from Urban Sketchers Israel today!
As is usual, we met to share sketches but didn’t get a real group photo. A couple people took a wide shot while we looked at sketches so these may show up on the blog.