Focused Sketch Fun

Barry’s, Southtowne, Eugene, OR

1It takes coordination to get us all in the picture – & we probably need time lapse photography…  Above: Erik, the hands of Tricia, Barb S-N, Penelope, Barb Sh, Jane, & Sandy. Below: Tricia, Barb S-N, Penelope, Barb Sh, Jan, Sandy, and Erik (the brave). But wait, there’s more!2

Erik-1   erik-2   erik-3Erik, of course,  took advantage of the fabulous eating options at Barry’s, but he also did some sketching…of sketchers at the table!

barbSh-2   barbSh-1   barbSh-3We were curious to see how Barb Shirk’s oxalis sketch turned out (here with Erik, & with Jan), but let her do some sketching today, too.

jane-1   Jane-2   jane-3Jane had brought the yellow orchid, which she thoroughly enjoyed sketching – here’s how her sketch developed.

jane-Sandy    sandy-1Jane and Sandy were really intent on their sketching, but take a look at what Sandy was sketching (who can spell that yummy treat?).

barbSN-1   BarbSN-2   BarbSN-3Barbara S-N was focused on the orchid, too, capturing Penelope’s attention with what she was doing with watercolor.

BarbA-penThen Barb A sneaked in the door and was making up for lost time.

Jan    jan-pen1    jan-pen2Meanwhile, Jan was already on her 2nd sketch trying to get loose in this version, while across the table Penelope was sketching Jan!

Tricia-1    tricia-2   tricia-3The orchid caught Tricia’s eye, too, and here’s her final sketch of it.
     ken-2Ken finally takes a breather from looking at everyone’s work, commenting and encouraging, before he turns back to his own – he’s working on borders for his accordion style sketchbook in a sort of Celtic design (note the swan sketch on the right).

ken-3  ken-swans

Art process is always … uh … in process!

Barry’s at Southtowne, Eugene, OR

1Barb Shirk was eager to show us her latest artistic development using paper clay – dimensional plaques, quite delightful!

BarbSh-1   BarbSh-2   BarbSh-3But then, Barb is always open to sharing – here with Tricia talking about her most recently completed sketchbook – the page on the left is why the dog looked so alarmed: an alligator.  On the right she pulls out the sketchbook folding table of contents, alphabetized!

Erik-1           Erik-2Erik started right in with an image in his mind and look how it developed! He calls it “Sky Window.”

Erik-3       Erik-skywindow

Jane-1     Jane-2    Jane-3Jane brought a purple oxallis to sketch – her sketch stages here.

Sandy-1     Sandy-2Sandy’s sketch came from a different perspective, colorful pot, too.

oxalis-BarbSh-1   oxalis-BarbSh-2    oxalis-BarbSh-3Barb Sh started off small, but the sketch quickly expanded across to page two – now the color addition!

BarbSN-1     BarbSN-2     BarbSN-3Barb S-N began a simple single watercolor leaf, got distracted showing us her inexpensive water markers, then started playing with water and on across the page!

Tricia-1         Tricia-2And then there was Tricia, totally immersed with replicating her kid’s kitchen …agh!  look at all the details!

Never At A Loss for Something to Sketch

Allan Bros. Beanery, 5th St, Eugene, OR

1-H       2-HIt was such a pleasure to have Heidi join us today – what has she been doing? Oh just a little bit of this and that – wow!

3-muffinThen we got down to sketching – Erik doing Sandy’s cup, Heidi sketching Jane’s incredible multi-nut muffin.

4-Sandy     5-Heidi     6-JaneSandy took on the muffin challenge, too, while Heidi’s sketch is developing. Here’s Jane’s sketch done in brown Copic multi-liner.

7-Ecup     8-S&BSoErik’s version of the cup included drools down the side. Then Sandy started in on the mug while Barb So looked on.

9-S-cup       10-H-cupFirst Sandy’s muffin & mug, then Heidi couldn’t resist the cup, either.

11-BarbSo   11-BS-N,Ken   12-BAWhile Barb So was busy sketching people’s heads, Barb S-N showed Ken photos of her paintings at Springfield City Council, and then Barb A showed up for an artistic presentation – look at those boots!

J-1    j-2Lane Co. Jail    kMeanwhile, across the street is the Lane County Jail – Jane took a simple linear approach, while Ken laid in rich colored pencil strokes.