Summery Sketching

New Day Bakery courtyard, Eugene, OR

Hard to believe we’re looking for a shady spot, but suddenly it’s hot in Eugene! We were happy to welcome newcomer Anne Tiegen, too.

Barbs,Anne,Sharon     BarbSh-rabbitBarb Sommers starts sketching while Barb Shirk shows Anne and Sharon Heinz her typical sketchbook pages, in which one image leads to another. Wonder how her rabbit page will develop!

BarbSh-start   BarbSh-brushpenBarb started adding a sketch of Barb Sommers underneath the clematis arbor, then took up the challenge of using the brush pen.

BarbSo-start   BarbSo-inkHere’s Barb Sommers with first a pencil outline, & how it looks inked.

Anne-Jane   Anne-start2   Anne-designAnne, a dedicated painter, gamely launched into sketching folks at the table, then got inspired for a possible design for a painting.

Jan-start    Jan-developedJan was tempted by the clematis over the courtyard entry, then went on to include the brilliant colored balcony across the street!

Jane-hose      Jane-New Day CourtyardJane first ignored the courtyard flowers, and focused on the hose hanging on the wall between Anne & Sharon; then the flowers.

Sharon-start    Sharon-colorpencilSharon started out with graphite pencil, then added colored pencil.

Trish,Anne,Sharon,Erik    Erik-startThen Tricia and Erik showed up – here’s Erik’s sketch.

Tricia-start    Tricia-watercolorTrisha began her sketch with ink, then added watercolor.

Jim,Joby,Sandy,Hugh   Joby'sMeanwhile, a report from the road – here are sketchers Joby (with husband Jim), Sandy & Hugh taking a break from their bicycling outing up the valley, along with the sketch Joby managed to sneak in from their stop at Thompson Flour Mill near Halsey.