New Year’s Eve in Ruston

I was early to my shift at Fort Nisqually  so I drove around Ruston looking for something to sketch!  It was beautifully bright sun but cold!  I stayed in the car to sketch this.  This is at the end of a road that dead-ends into a walking path called “Waterwalk” next to a new development at Point Ruston.

Update at 1800 (6pm) from local news:  This is the cargo ship Santa Roberta, tied up and waiting to get into the Port of Tacoma.  It is one of 4 such ships that have been waiting a week. The Port is full due to a union work slow down over a contract dispute.  They’ve been working without a contract for 7 months.  Residents on the hill above the water are complaining about the noise, as the ship’s generators are running to keep refrigeration containers cold.

Moleskine pocket watercolor sketchbook;  Staedtler pigment liner pen
Daniel Smith Watercolors

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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2 Responses to New Year’s Eve in Ruston

  1. Joan T says:

    Nice sketch of the ship at the end of the pier! Happy New Year!!!

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