WE DIDN’T LET A LITTLE THING LIKE COVID ISOLATION STOP US FROM GETTING TOGETHER VIRTUALLY TOO SKETCH TOGETHER!
Thanks to Danita for hosting – Danita, Jane, Marsha, Bitty, Peggy, Rita.
Guess you’ll have to keep coming back to see what we did!
Jan. 4, 2022, our 3rd annual stamping party for our new year sketchbooks
Tutti welcomed everyone at the door, the people & supplies came in & fun began!
The idea is to go ahead in your new sketchbook, doing random stamping.
We had lots of background stamps to share, and lots of letting go of planning.
Some people tried using ink spritzer sprayers with stencils, too.
Ken brought an air compressor attachment auto use Copic markers in layers
You’ll have to come back to see what sketches are added to these juicy backgrounds!
Dec. 12, 2021, 5th St. Market
Jane, our webmaster, just got out of brain surgery in time to bring her son Sean along to sketch with the group! Apologies for a spacier report than usual, mostly stolen from Facebook photos by Peggy! Thanks.
Almost all of us there: Sean, Jane, Marsha, Daisy, Erik, Laura
Such a delight to have Erik back, & going into watercolor.
Daisy got a view across the room – such charm.
Eva was at the next table, having fun with iridescent paints.
Gail en;oys playing with pointillism. (is that how you spell it?)
Jane was so happy to be withh her son Sean – not a lot of sketching, though.
Jim H. reallly.eally got caught up in the colorful detail around us.
Marsha was just glad to be there – time for a sketch break.
Laura had some great fingerless gloves to keep her fingers nimble.
Lynda decided people were too difficult to draw, so chose CHAIRS! ACK!
When Peggy wasn’t running around taking photos, she sketched decorations.
Sean tried his mom’s framing format, and WATERCOLOR! You go, guy!
Dec. 7, 2021, Market of Choice, Eugene, OR
Nearly all of us – Katie & Richard, Eva & Laura, Gail, Barb Sh, Marsha, Channing, Danita, Jim, Bill (Jane behind the camera, Hugh & Sandy in Idaho!)
Jim & Bill welcome Richard. Bill’s sketches, Jim’s. Wonder if Hugh & Sandy are sketching?
And here came a text from Hugh & Sandy, sketching at Albertsons in Meridian, Idaho!
Katie introduces newcomer Richard to Jim, BIll, BarbSh, then adds to her sketch – wow!
BarbSh is always gracious in sharing her process – water soluble ink, water brush! Wow.
Oh look! Colette’s joined us, finishing her hand painted Christmas cards – simply lovely.
Laura’s at her table, too, taking a distance view from the loft to the ceiling of the market!
Marsha, across from her, starts doing portraits. Empty space? Add more portraits!
Eva looks around, & starts portraits, too – now what? Maybe you’re done, said Jane.
Gail has yet another perspective to draw the people in front of her – adding colored pencil.
Channing uses a sharpened stick dipped in oak gall, & watercolor on the downstairs view.
Danita chats with Marsha, then does a low cal version of the baked good downstairs!
Jane ran around with camera in hand, did a line sketch, then started to watercolor.
Richard, a sketchbook novice, gets materials & strategies info from the crew. Nice sketch!
Nov. 30, 2021 – Market of Choice, Eugene, OR
A beautiful sunny but chilly day.
Lynda, Eva, BarbSh, Katie, Bitty, BarbSo, Peggy, Danita, Marsha, Laura.
BarbSh brought her LaRomita memory book entry, demoed using a plastic lid palette.
BarbSo had a page with Hugh’s carved stamp, sweet portrait of Laura & elf friend.
This was a change for Bitty – Caran de Ache crayon portraits on black paper – nice!
Danita did a close up in her big sketchbook of what was in front of her!
After downing her coffee, Eva looked over her left shoulder to sketch the plant below.
When not taking photos, Jane looked the other way to sketch the Duck flag.
What a combo – Katie sketched her scone, and Laura across the aisle.
And here’s Laura sketching her little elf friend – what a cutie!
After some deliberation, Lynda chose a challenging view to sketch.
Marsha was on a portrait kick, too, white crayon & pencil on black papger – wow!
Peggy made the most of her view out the window – just wait til she adds color to this!
Surprise, Helga’s back! And Katie brought Channing Rudd, a newcomer to town & Emerald Vally Art Center, to see what we’re all about. Welcome!
Nov. 23, 2021 – Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR
Eva, Colette, (2 outside admirers), Peggy, LyndaKatie, Laura; Marsha, Katie, Peggy, Eva, Lynda, Colette (Jane behind camera, Bitty left early). Note open door for ventilation.
Lynda brought her friend Colette, who was happy to get back to drawing; Lynda, too!
Daisy is our stand-up artist, and had a good time sketching the Frida K. inspirations.
I really admire the way Eva is diving into her lovely art – no how do you mix brown?
Jane peers down at Daisy’s books of sketches, gets a rough draft done, finishes at home.
Katie is so intent on her focus of the “Otter Boat” – so delightful to see.
Laura was into the photography, well, except the for charming rat! Nice work.
Marsha captured the whole scene from the stage – now what – water on the TUL ink!
You’ll have to keep coming back to see Peggy’s finished work – oh, those sculptures!
Jane’s Atelier, Nov. 16, 2021
We had to have treats, because it’s a good by party for Hugh & Sandy, too, with Lealan, Marsha, Laura; the studio setup for eager carvers; Hugh, Lynda, Lealan, BarbSo, Sandy.
And here’s how the thing unfolded – lots of pre-planning. Most important thing when you begin carving? DON’T CUT YOURSELF! No bandaids were necessary, however. Ha!
Center photo of Lealan’s dyed silk scarf – mushrooms!
Laura exclaims; Michael & Hugh take a break; demos of hand exercises!
And to prove that we’re sketchers, Daisy actually did a sketch of the dog’s toys!
Nov. 9, 2021, Gordon Alley, Eugene, OR
Overhead heaters were still in the process of being connected – Brrrrr. Bitty, Lynda, Eva, Gail, Laura, Marsha. Bill & Jim were at the far end, but bailed for heat at 5th St. Market, followed by a quick exit by Bitty, & a segue to the baby boutique for mittens for Jane.
Here they are – Bill & Jim, capturing what they see & think about.
Laura stopped by to check in with the guys, then on to capture some vignettes around.
Lynda was looking back In her sketchbook – how did she make the color splash? Was it an airbrush using a Copic marker. or Ranger Distress Spray???
Danita, Bitty, Laura, Marsha, Daisy
Danita’s view of the alley, then Daisy’s, & Marsha’s. Tough perspective challenge!
Eva finished her rooster, & did a great sketch of Gail who was sketching the art gallery.
BarbSh was getting graphic with scratchboard – reminded us of Erik’s work!
Speaking of graphic, Jane was totally focused on signage at Gordon Alley – what fun!
Nov. 2, 2021 – 5th Street Market
Daisy, Peggy, (Jane’s spot), Gail, Sandy, Penny, BarbSh, BarbSo, Bitty, Hugh, Eva downstairs doing the rooster yet again!
Daisy was fascinated with the tiled roof at the new Supreme Bean burrito place!
The outdoor pots drew Peggy’s attention. Nice job, too!
Jane deliberated on what goes in which little frame – saved by Allan Bros. sticker!
Katie nailed that red chair (chairs are SO difficult!), nice autumn feel to these pages.
Gail took time from drawing the coffee grinder at Allan Bros to show us her final rooster!
Penny’s view of the coffee shop included different items
Sandy did a self portrait, projecting out onto the patio outside – wow!
Barb Sh added context to last week’s drawing, had one of her dogs, too!
BarbSo’s sketch included a ginkgo leaf – such a vivid spot of fall.
Hugh’s sketches ranged from colorful landscape to quick people sketches – Nice!
Bitty is applying what she’s learned about landscapes to doing portraits! Way to go!
Eva was determined to get that rooster to submit to her vision of it – well done!
Oct. 26, 2021, 5th St Market, Eugene, OR
BarbSh, Jane, Hugh, Jim, Billl; Peggy, Bitty, Marsha, Sharon, Danita; Eva, Gail, Lynda.
BarbSh combined a bunch of Inktober sketches in one sketch! Next she tackled Hugh.
Jane begins a sketch on the theme of Swifty the rooster sculpture in the fountain.
Hugh’s sketching Halloween decorations – they’re everywhere!
Jim hurried back from Portland to sketch with us, & choose very tricky building angles.
Bill started making a goodby card for the Larkins, ending with his self-portrait!
Sandy & Hugh are on the same wavelength – Halloween decoration!
Bitty’s bringing her loose watercolor landscape technique to the market views!
Jane uses a different frame orientation, and sketches the rooster, too.
Peggy has another viewpoint on the rooster – nice framing!
Sharon, with yes, another angle on the rooster!
Danita did the rooster, and the whole scene shebang!
Lynda sketched the rooster and that challenging varied angle fountain – wow.
Eva got up close and personal with the rooster, using chalk and water brush.
Gail focused on the design elements in the rooster, and repeating railing design.
Daisy was too there, but didn’t get past the giant pumpkin carving at the entrance!