Though rain was finally predicted, it held off until our sketch outing was finished. A larger group than usual showed up to the Ballard Locks sketch outing today. There were some first time sketchers and even a couple new sketchers moving here… one from Boston and one from NYC! And there was a visitor from Spokane. Welcome all!
Here’s what the locks are all about:
It is the centennial of the locks this year.
I did quite a bit of wandering around before I sat down to do my only sketch of the day. I decided to go big… or at least larger than usual. My sketchbook today was 9×12 inches. This is the second time I’ve sketched the railway bridge open.
“The Salmon Bay Bridge, also known as Bridge No. 4, is a single-leaf bascule bridge spanning across Salmon Bay and connecting Magnolia/Interbay to Ballard in Seattle, Washington. … Built in 1914 by the Great Northern Railway, it has an opening span of 61 meters (200 feet) and has two tracks.”
While starting to work on my large sketch, a crow flew in near me. So I grabbed my tiny sketchbook to do a quick gesture drawing of it! I later added it into my color sketch.
I asked for the stamps at the Corps of Engineers visitor center.
There are several sketchers not in the group photo as they had to leave early! I think we were at least 30 today.