Port of Olympia

Sitting on the Dock

The local sketchers met up at the Farmer’s Market and I headed over to the boardwalk at the harbor nearby because the weather was cool enough to sit comfortably in the sun! There were groups of children led by teen counselors in activities that must have been a summer camp.

I instantly fell in love with two sailboats sitting peacefully in the water casting colorful reflections on the water. I figured I’d have time for one of them before the scene changed. Sure enough a group of campers loaded onto the sailboats and sailed away! but not til I’d gotten enough of a start.

I still had some time before rejoining the group, and wanted to try a different approach.

From where I was sitting I could see blocks of color and lines that added up to a ship(s), trucks and cranes with containers or logs. I couldn’t see enough detail to be convincing, so opted for shapes in the abstract, finishing off with my favorite white gel pen. So much fun!

And a nice group of enthusiastic sketchers to have lunch with, and they go out weekly, at least in the summer.