Friday the 13th

The Friday the 13th sketchers sheltered from the downpour at Westlake Center.  We had good views of downtown Seattle’s Westlake area from the 3rd floor food court.

I’d read an article in the Seattle Times this morning about the new Amazon building that will be using excess heat generated by all the servers at the Westin Building data centers.  One of the photos showed the new Amazon building.  I thought I could see it from our location.  It’s the one with the colored windows.   And here comes the Monorail!

I had about 45 min left so I did a small sketch in my Pentalic pocket watercolor book.  This is a detail of the Nordstom building across the street with a couple Seattle Seahawks’ 12’s and Sounders signs.

We gathered to share sketches……

……. and have a group photo.   Peggy was new today.  She is 3rd from right, in the back. Welcome, Peggy!

I also did two sketches on the lightrail, one each coming and going.   These are done in the pocket Field Notes book.

A ubiquitous Seattle-ite…. coffee in one hand, smartphone in the other!



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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3 Responses to Friday the 13th

  1. What a great view! I did not realize that is the Westin data center building which was talked about on the news, and you have captured with its glowing heat signature represented by the red windows.

  2. joantav says:

    Nice job on the buildings, but I’m even more impressed with the sketches on the train. I know how hard it is to sketch in a moving vehicle.

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