Connecting with other sketch artists

5th St. Market, Eugene, OR

allNine sketchy artists gathered around tables at 5th St. Market this week – here are Barb Sh, Ken, Rita Cavin, Erik, Jan, Sandy, Sue Ashton, & Carol Schaafsma, with Jane behind the camera.

old-friends        old-3Sue, Carol, & Rita are old painting buddies, who went on the sketch trip to Italy with Ken in 2015. After catching up, everyone was right into sketching (note Sue with scone model – yum!)

ken-barbsh-rita      old-carol_edited-1Sue puts color to her scone sketch, and Carol tackles a perspective challenge, while Barb Sh and Ken talk to Rita  about her painting.

barbsh-1      barbsh-2BarbSh shared her 3-D pop out effort of Carlsbad Caverns – wow!

jan-sandy-1     jan-sandy-2Jan & Sandy, old TD buddies, enjoy chatting, too.

erik-1      erik-2Erik gets a image onto his paper – a familiar (but somewhat sad) sight in Oregon – a clear cut hill. Those stumps really tell the story. Nice to have a sketch of the bright sun behind a forested hill above.

jan-1        jan-2Jan used one of Erik’s water soluble crayons, and that found using a blending brush gave her the texture she was after for background.

danish-1      danish-2Jane and Sandy couldn’t resist the little Cream Cheese Danish with fresh raspberries – purchased solely to sketch, of course. (Yum, yum.)

barbsh-3        ritaBarb Sh adds color to her museum sketch, and Rita shows us her sketch from the cafe across the way. Good to have her, Carol, & Sue with us again. We love the connection among artists.

joby-1    joby-2And speaking of artist connections, here’s our dear TD Joby clear across the world doing what we do, sketching (& biking). In the first photo she’s in Piata Amzei, Bucuresti; the second sketch is of Stjarisu, Transylvania, Romania. Thanks to her fabulously fit biking husband Jim for the photos. We love having artist support staff.

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