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Monday, September 17, 2012

Jack Block Park - September Gathering



I think this is my favorite new place to sketch in Seattle. It has the obvious beautiful skyline view but also many opportunities to sketch industrial and decaying marine subjects that always interest me.  Jack Block Park (run by the Port of Seattle) isn't easy to find but worth the effort. Great weather and good company, a nice way to spend a sunny Sunday morning.

Jack Block was a former Port Commissioner and the area was a wood treatment plant and shipbuilding facility that was so contaminated that it became a Superfund site cleaned up by the E.P.A. in 1994.

This sketch was pen and ink with a watercolor wash in a Moleskine sketchbook.

4 comments:

  1. Great sketch, Mark. The colors are wonderful. I was a little overwhelmed by the expansive view, but you handled it masterfully.

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