Friday, June 29, 2012

July Sketch Group at the Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island River Park

Next sketch group
Saturday, July 7 (That is the Saturday after the Fourth of July!)
Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island River Park
125 N. Front Street, at the northwest corner of Adams and Front, across the street from City Hall 
10:00 AM

They are giving us a discounted group rate of $7.00 per person that includes round-trip on the monorail and access to all of the park grounds including the RiverWalk. The group rate applies if we have at least 15 people, so please let me know if you plan to attend! This is a good one to bring friends for some good indoor sketching :) 

Please reply here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sketching at the Outdoors, Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race

Sketching at the Canoe and Kayak race was fun - there was so much activity! So many interesting boat shapes!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Urban Sketchers: Two more days to register for Santo Domingo!

Urban Sketchers: Two more days to register for Santo Domingo!:

We are getting very very close to Symposium opening day July 12, but we still have time to put your name on a badge if you register before Sunday! 

Visit the Symposium site for information on sketching workshopsinstructors and recommended hotels.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

We had an extra meeting for Memphis Urban Sketchers yesterday to draw the Outdoors, Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race yesterday. The race is a Memphis tradition, in its 31st year and some 200 boats strong.

I sketched a tent at the park while we were waiting for the racers to get in sight, and then did a much quicker study of the boats paddling up the harbor towards the finish line and an even quicker sketch of the finish line itself, with the orange buoys.
Finally I sketched some folks relaxing after the race. I loved the colorful quilt they had laid out.

Sketches by the rest of our group:

 Urban sketchers at work.

Friday, June 8, 2012

From the Top Floor

This is one of those "try to sketch everything I see" sketches from the top floor of the Central Library.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sketching at the Central Library

We had a great time sketching at the Central Library. A few of us went to the top floor to capture the great views.

The public art in the library was also a great subject for sketching.

When I left I found Carl Fox sitting outside with his tempera paints, painting the outside of the library.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Library Sketches by Tom Pellett

I am always happy to see Tom Pellett at our sketch groups and enjoy seeing his work at the end of the day. His use of line is really incredible!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Library Sketch by Peter Bowman

Peter Bowman has attended the last few sketch outings we've had, including this last one at the Central Library.

His use of color in his sketches makes this more like a fully realized painting in a sketchbook. This is a view from the top floor, looking out at the houses below on Walnut Grove.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Great fun today sketching at the library

Above, a sketch of a sculpture from the children's section of the library and
below, looking out the 4th floor windows at Walnut Grove Road
by Mary K. VanGieson.