Tuesday, August 30, 2011

September - History

September 2nd - "Farmers' Market - Richland"

Six of our "509 Urban Sketchers and Painters" converged on the market this morning to capture the people and events of the day there. You can find our work at at this link, (click on "show info" to see which artist created the image on the screen).

September 17th - "Ballerina, Sara, in Studio"

We had a "packed house" for this session and another beautiful ballerina, Sara, to model for us. Though Sara had never held still for long poses, she performed perfectly for the artists holding the same pose through three 30 minute sessions. She will be with us again on Oct 1st and 15th as we work through this ballerina series.

September 24th - The "509 Urban Sketchers and Painters" began working on a collection of images designed to capture the flavor, aroma, and architectural styles of the many coffee shops here in the Tri-Cities (all puns intended).


Friday, August 26, 2011

August - History

August 13th, 2011 - "Perspective in Downtown Kennewick"

We decided to work on perpsectives in downtown Kennewick this morning. Lunch as at "Willingham's" which closed the next day. Too bad, the food was good and priced reasonably. Maybe they should have advertised more. They were in the old "Between the Bridges Diner."

Another great day sketching and sharing.

See the sketches at this link.

August 27th, 2011 - "The Panorama of the Benton Franklin Carnival"

There may have been only two of us skteching today, but we still had a good time drawing, painting, and talking art.

Most of the conversation centered around the art scene in the tri-cities and how difficult it is to motivate other artists to come out and sketch.

Of course, it is summer. People are busy with family and vacations; and the heat these past few weeks has been in the upper nineties. One's home air-conditioner is similar to a nice cold popsickle to a kid in summer. That cool air is just way too nice to go outside, even for something fun!

Posted in left margin at "Aug 27," is a little watercolor Nancy did with her new Koi Watercolor kit. It's about 4"x4" and spectacular, don't you think?

Click here, or on the pic dated "Aug 27, 2011" in the right-hand margin to see the other images created at this fun spot!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

July - History

June 23rd: "32nd World Wide SketchCrawl"

We traveled out north of Pasco this day to a farm owned by a friend of our friend, Jan Watson. Most of us, mostly the guys, couldn't keep our eyes off the 1928 Chevy truck parked in the drive-way.

See our sketches here on our forum page at the "SketchCrawl" site.