Mama Duck

Upon our arrival at the site for our sketch outing to the Festival of Sail, I was disappointed that the Mamma Duck was no where to be seen. Upon more exploration, I could just see the tip of her yellow head far down the Foss Waterway. Later another sketcher said she was across from Johnny’s Dock, so we resolved to have lunch there in order to sketch the World’s Largest Rubber Duck.

Though there was a chilly wind off the Foss Waterway, it didn’t rain while we sketched the Tall Ships docked across the way from the Center for Urban Waters.  Urban Sketchers Tacoma played host to a few members of Urban Sketchers Seattle who came down to join us.  We had an excellent view of several ships with classic Tacoma buildings on the hill behind.   The ship I sketched is the Hawaiian Chieftain

After sharing and the group photo….

most of us decamped for lunch at Johnny’s Dock. We could definitely see the big duck from there. Mamma Duck is 61 feet tall and weighs 11 tons!

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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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One Response to Mama Duck

  1. Mel says:

    Giant rubber duck! Had no idea that such a thing exists 😊 I like both, the photo and the sketch 😊

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