Saturday, December 31, 2011

Next Sketch Group - Brooks Museum of Art

Next sketch group, Saturday, January 7th, 11:00 AM at the
1934 Poplar Avenue in Overton Park

Please comment here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend. We'd like to let the Brooks know how many people are attending.

Hope to see you there!

On-site painting of the Brooks, above, by our own Martha Kelly!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Central + Cooper

It is such a busy intersection + it was also the St. Jude marathon that day.  We got a kick out of listening to the cops direct traffic + the drivers that were not happy at all.  When it got quiet enough, you could hear the Christmas music playing from Midtown Nursery.  I got there an hour early because I mixed up the time.  I decided to do a longer sketch with only watercolor of the Mapco from my car:

Mapco 2

Then I sketched the nursery on the opposite corner: 

Midtown nursery

Tree lot

Midtown trees

One of the cops said we better draw him, so I did (when he would stay still enough):


My last two sketches were of the traffic light + trestle with runners under it (they were my favorites of the day):




Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Urban Sketchers Workshops

Check out Urban Sketchers new Workshops Program! This is exciting stuff for Urban Sketchers' education program, and for people who love to sketch. Visit the Workshops Program blog to learn more about bringing a little bit of the international symposium experience to more cities through individual Urban Sketchers Workshops!

Monday, December 5, 2011

12-3-11 at Central and Cooper

On Saturday some of us met up at the intersection of Central Avenue and Cooper Street. I go through this intersection nearly every day, and it is always hopping. The first drawing below is of the Midtown Nursery on the northwest corner. The corner is very small as it backs up to an elevated train that runs diagonally, so that trestles for it span both central and cooper. The nursery is currently selling Christmas trees and wreaths, and is quite festive.

Below that is the view looking north at the trestle spanning Cooper.

The bottom sketch is from the Palladio Cafe, just east of Cooper and Central. It is a nice cafe within an antique mall, and they have cute Christmas decorations on the table.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Today was a beautiful day at the corner of Cooper and Central! -CF