Sketching At Camas Bakery

Camas Country Mill Bakery, Junction City, OR

I thought I uploaded this page, but it disappeared!  Here are the highlights of our sketch meeting there:

   Danita, Hugh, Katie, Marsha, Peggy, Serge, Sandy; Jane & Danita.

      Daisy with her quilt made of sketches from our Italy sketch trip.

       Sketches by Danita.

      Sketches by Hugh.

      Sketches by Katie.

      Sketches by Marsha.

      Sketches by Peggy.

       Sketches by Jane.

   Sketches by Serge.

   Sandy sketching.

  Sketches by Serge.

     Lynda & her sketches.

   Bev & sketches.

    Daisy’s sketches.

Finding sketching props at the Market

5th St. Market, Eugene, OR

   There’s a view for everyone at 5th St. Market, and if we don’t like the view, we find props for sketching!

        Bev liked the view out onto the upper patio, and had fun adding an autumn look to her pre-stamped page. Delightful!

      Lona and Ellen played with props – here Ellen works on autumn leaves using watercolor pencils, & doing direct wet pencil to page.

   Michelle looks over her mom’s shoulder to see her reminiscing about the trip to Italy, adding color to her adventure in Todi.

      Michelle was fresh from mom-duty – her daughter had a broken finger! And it got duly documented in Michelle’s sketch.

     Lealan took a moment to catch up with Barb Sh and Michelle. Here’s the sketch she was working on in preparation for block printing.

   Earlier, Erik & Barb Sh were looking at each other’s work, and exchanging ideas. Here’s Erik’s preliminary sketch of the day.

     Barb Sh was showing Erik her journal entries from her Lewis & Clark adventure this summer, then she did a left-handed sketch of Danita!

      And here’s Danita, doing up close work with autumn leaves that Jane picked up in the parking lot – she really makes them dance.

   Here’s Jane’s sketch of the leaves (& props from downstairs), along with the cover of the hatching texture book Patti has been using.

           Patti really uses hatching to excellent effect – here she’s playing with techniques for the photo of the leaf she has on her phone.

       Sandy was sitting next to Patti, and enjoying sharing the sketches she just completed this morning about her recent trip to Peru.

    Hugh was on the Peru trip, too, and here he is looking through his photos for sketching subjects to add to his travel sketchbook.

.         Across from Hugh, Bill and Jim were busy talking and sketching. Bill was sketching buildings, then back to people – Serge & Hugh.

   Jim often refers to travel magazines for inspiration – that display of fruits is a challenge! Be interesting to see it when he adds color, too.

      Serge was at the opposite end of the table, sketching Erik & Barb Sh! Then he got in a sketch of Danita’s interesting travel palette.

     Barb So, Marsha, Daisy, & Peggy were at the table next to Serge. Here’s Barb So’s sweet sketch of the sweets she got just for a prop.

          Marsha was on a roll sketching people – Erik, Bill, Jim, Danita, & Jane. Interesting to see how she develops her sketch with color & detail.

      Daisy dutifully sketched her croissant “prop,” then Hugh’s hat (“Can you tell I’m a knitter?”), then her pocket of colored pencils!

   Meanwhile, Peggy resorted to a series of Zentangle rectangles, justifiable doodles as a design exploration!

Dia de los Muertos Sketch Visit

Maude Kerns Art Gallery, Eugene, OR

Lona and Bill view a very traditional Dia de los Muertos altar at the gallery – candles, skulls, foods, photos, & flowers.

      Some famous local artists had altars made to remember them – Bev Soasey, Lottie Streisinger – an exceptional way to remember them.

   The staff had set up a table with chairs for us – here are Katie, Jim, Bill & Erik appreciating a comfortable work surface.

         Daisy sketches on her feet – a very unique altar in the other room which made you wonder about the stories, & bits of images/wisdom.

     And there in the corner was Ellen! Nice to see her again. She’s busy sketching the altar devoted to Maude Kerns herself.

      Lona was tucked in a corner of an altar to a local tarot card reader, but focused on the stained glass window, drawn to the color.

      Bev found a chair on the stage to record icons and images which were abundantly displayed all around her. Wonderful captures!

      Laura started out with the side room altars, but fell in love in the gift shop with all the designs of items available for purchase.

  Meanwhile, Katie was busy adding to her “Inktober” sketchbook challenge – today’s topic: “Legend.” Perfect for sketching here!

   Jim likes sketching in his large 9″ X 12″ sketchbook, so it’s an eclectic mix and he keeps them straight by dating each one. Good idea!

      Bill travels extensively, using his sketchbook as a combination journal and image collector – it makes for fascinating viewing.

          Erik started by examining an altar devoted to past pets. The colors led him to start sketching a semi-abstracted autumn trees series!

      Jane was happy to be back to using the frames format in her square sketchbook, & happy to leave the coloring to the viewer.

      What’s this! Daisy is showing her quilt squares with images from her recent sketch trip to Italy – she used Derwent Intense colored pencils, & set the color with a special gel. Now to put them together!


Sketchers Return from Italy!

5th St. Market, Eugene, OR

As you can see, there was a bit of a to-do welcoming people back from the sketch tour in Italy, and trying to catch up with those who stayed in Eugene sketching. The unicorn “hat” Ken has on? Ask him!

   Sharing sketchbooks: Barb So, Bev, Ken, Erik, Bitty, Laura, Daisy; Katie, Daisy, Serge, Marsha.

     Lealan & Lona talk about photos taken in Italy, then Lealan shared her sketchbook with Serge.

    Barb So brought her Italy sketchbook from a couple of years ago, then got to see recent sketches Serge did (this on from Moscow).

    Katie was interested to see what Bev had been sketching – here’s a favorite of her from when they were at Camas Mill Bakery.

      Looks like Laura is sketching the hanging flowers outside – “Yes,” she said, “I’m kind of into flowers lately.” What a fun floral page!

        Daisy got right back into sketching using her wine colored marker. “Hmm, the shadow doesn’t look right,” she said, so she fixed it.

     Bitty and Peggy were busy sketching, too – those hanging flower baskets outside, and the tree in the planter. Interesting treatments!