Monday, April 29, 2013

May Sketch Group on Beale Street

Next sketch group
Saturday, May 4
Beale Street - meet at the Elvis statue on Beale Street between Main and Second
11:00 AM til 1:00 PM

The Beale Street Music Festival is this weekend. Though it does not actually take place on Beale Street, it will be pretty crowded and you will have to pay to park. But with all of the activity it should be pretty fun!

Here's one of Martha Kelly's sketches from our trip to Beale Street last year.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Sketch Group at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens

On April 6 we met to sketch at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The Dixon is always a gracious host, even providing us with gorgeous weather! We had a big group, including some new folks. Thanks to everyone for coming out!

This first picture is of the materials that Peter Bowman uses to make sketches, which always turn out looking like complete paintings.

The rest are all of the sketches we made. They are by: Martha, Tom, Merrill and her daughter Virginia, Eric, Michael (new!), Peter, Nancy, Stuart, Beth, Diana, Amber, Mary K, Livia and Kevin (new!), Kathy (new!) and Linda and probably one other person that I forgot.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sketching at the Opera Festival

Jeilenn Gerlach sent in these fun sketches from the Midtown Opera Festival, held at Playhouse on the Square a couple of weeks ago. Opera Memphis kindly invited the Memphis Urban Sketchers to sketch at the performances. 
Thanks Opera Memphis, and thanks Jeilenn!