As I waited for the Portlanders to arrive on the Bolt Bus, I did a quick sketch from the International District square looking back at the clock tower of King St. Station. I had to color it later as the bus arrived early!
The weather was once again rainy, so most of us sketched inside the museum. I was one of several who sketched the big red Swift Sure boat from the window of the cafe. It is a 1904 129-foot lightship, covered in plastic to protect it from the winter weather.
As usual, we shared out sketches and then had a group photo.
I finished painting my earlier sketch up in the exhibit. Frank Ching was there as "sketcher in residence" for MOHAI that afternoon.
After lunch, I wandered the museum again. I'd wanted to sketch this case of railroad artifacts before. It was in a room with a very loud hands-on railroad exhibit. On other visits, I couldn't cope with all the noise from the kids playing with it. Today there were few children there so I took the opportunity of silence to sketch the case and the sign above.
I went with the Portlanders back to the ID. We took in the Salon Seattle 2014 at Union Station. It was hosted by the International Salon of Decorative Painting ,
The event continues today if you want to see it.