Sunday, September 12, 2010

Symposium Aftermath

The symposium was the apex of a very busy summer. It's taken until now to scan sketches done during and since the sketchers feast. And I'm definitely still digesting. It was a wonderfully enriching event and I thank all the instructors, correspondents and participants.
We went to the food carts for our urban colors session.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Portlanders still sketching regularly after the symposium!

The Portland Urban Sketchers have been meeting regularly and in larger numbers after the momentum of the Symposium. Here is my sketch from our meet up at the White Eagle Hotel and Cafe (eastside of the river)

Please visit the Portland Urban Sketchers to see what we're up to!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Memphis Urban Sketchers

I was so inspired by the experience of sketching with a group while at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Portland that I came home and started a group in Memphis. Today was our first group sketch at the Memphis Farmers Market.

Here's my sketch. I didn't get a lot of sketching done because I was busy socializing.

This is Sujata's sketch and gear. She just moved to Memphis from India four months ago, so this group will give her a great way to get to know the city.

This is Chandler's sketch. She teaches art at University of Memphis and makes little postcard-sized watercolors that she sells on Etsy.

Such a treat for me - my nephews and nieces came, too, and made some great sketches. This is my oldest niece, Somerset.

I am so excited about having a group here and being able to share the experience of urban sketching with my fellow Memphians. Thanks so much to all of you for inspiring me!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

will's barber shop

will's cadillac
I arrived in portland the day before the symposium, and once out of the train, we went to china town with tia, her husband albert, liz and borromini. I wanted to warm up with an american classic car, and founded this cool cadillac. after a while sketching on the floor front of it, an old guy came out of the near barber shop. he was the proud owner of it. I asked to sketch him, and we talked a few.
will is 77 years old, a veteran of korean war and get a barber shop on 4th ave 11-1a.
visit him if your around there!
will the barber

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