Join us to sketch on Saturday June 16 at the 31st Annual Outdoors Inc Canoe and Kayak Race!
Saturday, June 16
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jefferson Davis Park - Riverside Drive at Jefferson Avenue
Race starts at 10:15 AM
Awards at 12:30 PM
Live music by the Bluff City Backsliders
Don't miss the fun!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Next sketch group
Saturday, June 2
Central Library - 3030 Poplar Avenue
We'll meet just inside the entrance and sketch throughout the building. The forecast for Saturday is "mostly sunny and delightful," which gives us opportunities to sketch outside as well!
The Library has asked that we refrain from sketching library patrons and employees.
Please comment here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend.
Hope to see you there!
Sketch by Chandler Pritchett
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Afterwards, some of the Blues Awards musicians were playing at B.B.King's on Beale, so we walked south to hear some great music at a reasonable time of day. (Harder than it sounds -- much of the music I want to hear is well past my bedtime.) We saw Mary Flower from the northwest play, and I really enjoyed her Travis style guitar picking.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The first sketch is the corner of Beale and 3rd. Though there are no people in my sketch, there were actually tons of people there. I had the perfect view from the upstairs patio of Alfred's for spotting characters, so I could alert the other sketchers: "Look! Old guy in a white suit and hat!"
The next sketch is of the Rum Boogie Cafe, catty-corner from Alfred's, where my cousins Pam and Terry often play music.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Memphis Urban Sketchers had our monthly meeting on Beale Street during Memphis in May. I like to go early to the downtown farmers market and get my pick of things, and I wanted to get a parking spot before it got crazy, so I got there almost two hours early and decided to paint the Orpheum. The scene was just around the corner from our meet-up spot, and I'd had a commission request, so it fit in beautifully with the morning.
It was a pretty detailed sketch, though, and it took a lot of concentration, so I only did one more with our sketcher group. A couple of ultra-prepared members of our group had scouted out the scene ahead of time and suggested the balcony of Alfred's, which has a view of the main part of the street and tables with sun umbrellas. Since it was an unusually hot day, the umbrella and wait service bringing cold drinks was a lovely way to work, and I did the below sketch from our table. I love getting to draw and chat with other artists at the same time -- a rare and companionable treat. I look forward to our monthly outings.