Jane’s Backyard, Eugene, Oregon
It all started out in the light – a lovely sunny day in the backyard, with Barb Shirk, Ken, Erik, Heidi, Barb A, Tricia, Patti McNutt, Sandy, Jan, Barb Sommers (& Jane behind the camera, of course).
Then Ken got out the free tools – what’s that, what’s that, how does that work – oh my gosh! Patti, Tricia, Barb A, & Sandy gather around Ken who’s sharing his bounty.
And then the sketching began – Ken sketching with a purple ink pen because that’s what he had; Heidi with wax crayons, Barb A with watercolor, and Patti with pastel pencils (like Conté).
Jan caught our hostess Jane & Qi in a quiet moment; Jane actually did manage to do a quick sketch of the pink strawberry blossom.
After Ken took a look at his own work, he started circulating, and that ‘s when things started going dark. Well, darker. Here with Barb Sommers, encouraging her to get darker values.
He gave Tricia the extra tip of working other colors into the darker values to give more integration & life to the sketch – OH! she said.
Barb Shirk gets darker line definition going, while Barb Aten & Patti add darker values to their sketches.
Barb Sommers and Jan also added darker values into their work.
Sandy, Erik, and Heidi getting serious – Erik’s sketch of Barb Shirk.
Then it was time for the sketch sprawl – spread out your sketchbook, Ken said, and we did. After we all got a chance to look and make comments (see below), Ken said, this doesn’t mean you’re done. And he grabbed up a damp cloth someone had used with their watercolor and dabbed it on his own sketch, adding darker values around his original sketch. Ken’s ever the teacher, and we appreciate it!