Lot of Trees (& Geese) to Sketch Here!

Maurie Jacobs Park, Eugene, OR

The early bird sketchers: Peggy, Jim, Marsha, Katie, Bitty, & Barb Sh.

      Peggy really got into the trees – forms, color, texture.  Well done.

      Nice to have Bitty back. She sketched trees…and Peggy!

      Interesting to see how Hugh started with a line drawing, then color!

      Here are Hugh & Sandy, saying “I may not sketch today.”  But she did.

      Laura & Barb So chat, then Laura gets to work – trees and…

      Marsha went down to the bridge to sketch, & got geese, too. Nice!

      Barb So came across the bridge, hence: trees, people, geese!

      And what’s Barb Sh up to? Geese, geese, and , more geese!

      Jane discovered the frustration of sketching in the shade – green?

      Back from a trip, Jim chose the play equipment, all in context, too.

      Katie was determined to finish last week’s sketch – a house snuck in!

We’re just naturally curious to see each other’s work – Jim, Marsha, Katie, Peggy, Barb So, Sandy, Hugh.

      Marsha, Barb So; Hugh, Laura, Sandy; Jim, Sandy, Hugh, Katie & bike.

     Treat for viewing this far, a Tutti snuggle with Laura & Marsha.

TDs Discover New (to us) Park to Sketch

Maurie Jacobs Park, Eugene, OR

Talk about social distance! Katie, Laura, Marsha, Peggy, Sandy, Hugh (& Jane behind the camera).

       Katie likes her triangle seat chair. She finished up a sketch started at Tugman Park, then started to capture a scene in her neighborhood.

      Laura picked one of the huge trees to sketch – take a look at the details. What else can you see ? What a clever hand she has.

      Back to the colored pencils for Marsha – a different tree from Laura’s, and …. that’s Laura! (tip: a photo keeps the model still)

    Peggy sketched the trees, too, but with a loose watercolor brush, rather than ink or colored pencils. Different effects in all of them.

      Here you can see Sandy setting up her drawing table on a tripod. She started with a loose watercolor, then pen & watercolor for people.

      The only ink that touched Jane’s page was for the frames & heading! Watercolor only sketching is different for her – recognize anybody?

Enjoying shade to sketch in the sunshine

Tugman Park, Eugene, OR

       Sandy, Hugh, & Marsha under the trees; Daisy, Barb So, Tutti, & Laura under the picnic shelter. Jane behind the camera.

      Sandy thought for awhile about what she wanted to sketch, got set up, and sketched Hugh & Marsha exchanging iPad drawing tips!

      Hugh’s discovered apps that correlate with Copic markers – Sketchbook, and Concepts, which he uses in addition to Procreate.

      Marsha likes being able to import a photo, sketch the outline & add layers. But she’s not lost her colored pencil chops either!

      Barb So took on the challenge of the uniquely designed play equipment, then added Tutti for perspective. What a fun sketch!

      Jane brought some washi tape for everyone, and kind of went whacko with it, but got play equipment & little kids in their sun hats.

      Daisy is one of our most prolific sketchers – two sketches of flora, and one of a kid beneath a tree (& you can see Laura behind her).

      You can tell Laura is a plant lover – not just flowers, she also got intrigued with the winged seeds and shrubs. Nicely done.

Parks are so nice for sketching together.

Tugman Park, Eugene, OR

Laura, Barb So, Jane, Hugh, Barb Sh, Sandy, Katie – can you find us?Thanks to photographer, Daisy (& other pics by Sandy).

        Daisy (& Laura) are really getting into metallic paints – what fun! And  here’s Daisy’s painting for today – nice rendition of the wildflowers.

      Laura took a tip from Daisy who used Derwent Inktense pencils on her quilt blocks, only Laura made a children’s book! And here she is.

   Barb So and Daisy were busy at their end of the table – lovely tree sketch by Barb. She always had such a dreamy approach.

      BarbSo chats with Hugh while he’s using his adapted camera tripod easel. What’s he sketching? The day camp going on in front of him.

     Barb Sh was really productive today capturing the action around her – first a couple of sketchers, then all the kids running about.

   It was so nice to have Katie back with us, and what’s she sketching? Oh my gosh, she’s taking on the convoluted new play equipment!

       Sandy took advantage of the sketchers as models, too, and is getting really good at sketching Jane’s dog, Tutti.

      Jane’s still enjoying playing with her water soluble pens (brown & turquoise, which when mixed turn a nice color of green).

      And here’s Tutti the Terrific. His modeling fee is really inexpensive – just a little attention, please, and cuddle & a pat are all that’s needed.