I’m Baaack

Himself has recovered enough that I can be gone for several hours.  So I’ve returned to one of my favorite activities… sketching with Urban Sketchers (USk).  I’ve been away for 7 weeks.

It was a good day to return as today USk Tacoma celebrated our 3rd anniversary!  I made up some signs which we held, along with our sketches, as we also raised 3 fingers.

It was about 80 degrees by the end of the outing, which is very hot by PNW standards.  Hats were the order of the day.

I sat in the sun with my back to the marina.  I had my hat, too.  It was early, so not yet quite so hot and I had the cool breeze off the water.   This percussive instrument is one of several similar ones.  I thought this made a good composition, with the hot shop tower in the back ground.  The Museum of Glass “hot shop” is where they produce blown glass objects in several very hot ovens.

2016 0604 Outdoor instrument

For my second sketch, I chose a spot in the sun on some stone steps. I wanted to sketch the large instrument with the bridge in the background.  However, I quickly decided I would fry if I sat there for a half hour.

I abandoned that location in favor of the shade and another view of the Museum.   I liked the bright red umbrellas.

2016 0604 Red Umbrellas

We shared sketches.  The two people in bicycle helmets on the right just happened by and were interested.  He’s from Wales!  And some one of the guys working at the Marina behind us were very interested.  One took info for his room mate.

A few of us went to The Rock for lunch.  I had enough time before my meal came to do a very quick sketch of the family at the next table.

2016 0604 Lunch at the Rock


More photos are here:  https://redharp.smugmug.com/SketchOutings/2016-0604-Tacoma-outing-to-the/


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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4 Responses to I’m Baaack

  1. Glad you had a nice day for your return to the group. Nice sketches.

  2. Congrats on your return and the groups 3rd anniversary! It was USk Canberra’s sketch day yesterday, pouring with rain, but we were inside at the National Portrait Gallery. We had 19 people turn up and I thought no one would come on such a bleak day!

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