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!


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