Many took a sketching class online, & were eager to share their work.
The Friday Sketch Group! Feb. 11, 2022, #63 Zoom meeting
Feb. 4, 2022, #62 Zoom meeting
Peggy, Jane, lMarsha, Danita, Pat, Bitty, Bev, Daisy, Hugh, Laura, Rita, Sandy. (A couple of folks didn’t get photos of their work sent to the webmaster, so sadly, their sketches are missing from the website, but were shown at the zoom meeting.; and Barb So sent hers, even though she didn’t zoom! We are an independent group, following our own drummer.
Jan. 26, 2022, #61 Zoom meeting
Jan. 21, 2022, #60 Zoom meeting
THE FRIDAY SKETCH GROUP!
Jan. 14, 2022, #59 Zoom meeting
Jan. 7, 2022 – #58 Zoom meeting (I think, but who’s counting?)
Dec. 31, 2021 – #56 zoom meeting (we missed a few over the holidays)
THE FRIDAY SKETCH GROUP!
Dec. 10, 2021 – #55 Zoom Meeting
Dec. 3, 2021 – #54 Zoom Meeting
Nov. 26, 2021 – #53 Zoom Meeting
Nov. 19, 2021 – #52 Zoom Meeting
Nov. 12, 2021 – #51 Zoom Meeting
Nov. 5, 2021 – #50 TD Zoom Meeting
Oct. 29, 2021 – #49 Zoom Meeting (check last entry for a surprise!)
Oct. 22, 2021, #48 Zoom Meeting
Oct. 15, 2021, #47 Zoom Meeting
Oct. 8, 2021 – #46 Zoom Meeting
Oct. 1, 2021 – #45 Zoom Meeting
Sept. 24, 2021 – #44 Zoom Meeting
✒ Sept. 17, 2021 – #43 Zoom Meeting
✒ Sept. 10, 2021 – #42 TD Zoom Meeting
✒ Aug. 22, 2021 – Zoom meeting #40!
✒ Aug. 20, 2021 – Equiano Coffee Co.
✒ Aug. 13, 2021 – Danita’s & MIchael’s place – Forest Haven
Jim, Lona, Daisy, Bitty, Sandy, Hugh, Peggy, Katie, Daisy, Marsha & Laura (Danita & Michael busy getting the salads for lunch).
Happy campers about to dive into gourmet salads, & Bitty’s berry pie from Sweet Life. And it is a sweet life.
✒ Aug. 6, 2021 – Book Reveal Party at Jane’s!
✒ July 30, 2021, Laurelwood
✒ July 23, 2021, 5th St. Market, Eugene, OR
Peggy, Marsha, Jim, Bitty, Hugh, Sandy, Barbara – and then in reverse order looking the other way (except Sandy, off to get coffee).
But there’s more! Barb Sh, Sandy, Doug, JoAnn, Bitty, Hugh, Marsha, Jim, Daisy, Peggy, Eva (BarbSo gone, Jane behind camera).
BarbSo’s hosta at home, then people sketches (Eva, upper right!).
Bitty got the flowers on the deck railing, and …people…a trend?
Marsha’s doing people, too. Hmmm. And Hugh even signed his pic!
It’s a people binge! Jane sketch the guys across the table – handy.
Peggy was doing artifacts, then sketched artist Eva on the deck.
Daisy, our standup artist, was sketching people, too. It’s a rage!
But across the table, Jim resisted & refined a previous sketch – nice!
Hugh, too, had other plans – replicating a sketch in different medium.
We can always count on Sandy to be sketching people – you go, girl!
Look who BarbSh brought – sister JoAnn & husband Doug. Shades of sketch trips to Italy in days past. Here’s JoAnn’s sketch.
BarbSh had a clever sketch from home, then started a people sketch.
Meanwhile, Eva (out on the sunny deck) used water on her chalks!
And it’s sketch review time! Lots of interaction with this one!
✒ July 16, 2021, Cortesia Sanctuary
Daisy, Lealan, Jane, Peggy, Marsha, Bitty, Danita, Gail, Eva (Tricia behind the camera, BarbSo missing).
And speaking of Barb So, here she is, with her charming sketch!
Bitty is enjoying exploring different media, from ink, to watercolor, to using Caran d’Ache water soluble crayons (without water, too!).
Marsha, Daisy, & Jane on the front deck, captured by host, Tricia.
But Daisy did find things to sketch in the garden, too.
Danita has plans for a 4 framed set of images – she got two of them done today, and they are totally lovely!
Eva settled in to sketch the woods, and did Gail in a chair instead! She’s feeling her way into how to go darker, make it distinct.
And what’s Gail up to? Not her usual pointillism! Rose Campion in all its color and grace – nice job.
Of all the forest & garden around her, Jane zeroed in on the tiny hardy fuchsia on the deck! Narrative in her sketch is unusual, too.
What’s Lealan up to? Her usual vibrant garden & forest scene, and then, oh yeah!, a glowing Tricia, with the woods around her.
Surprise! Marsha is on a roll sketching Barb So again. So delightful!
Peggy is set up for serious plein air watercolor sketching – great texture of tree bark, and depth of field, too.
Tricia is an avid watercolor enthusiast, too – nice sketch!
And it’s sketchbook review time – we all start to gather to see what everyone has done, commenting & asking questions of each other.
We ended this session with a picnic lunch on the front lawn. Sweet.
✒ July 9, 2021 – Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR
Barb So, Jane, Daisy, Barb So., Peggy (photo by Katie), Marsha, Eva and Gail out of picture.
A wander about gave Barb So lots of things to sketch!
What’s Jane so intent about? The doorway interesting structure!
Daisy sketched the art! What a concept. Fascinating, too.
Just when you think Barb Sh is doing a straightforward sketch of a flower…look closer…there’s a cat emerging!
Oh goodie, there’s someone else interested in structure – Peggy!
Katie was being a gracious hostess, and sketching, too!
Marsha’s figured out a way to get her model to sit still!
Eva learned a lot in sketching art in the room – nice rocks!
Gail showed up in time for the review – incredible sketch to share.
Sketchbooks lined up to share – with Jane, Daisy, Marsha, BarbSo.
✒ July 2, 2021 – Cortesia Sanctuary, Eugene, OR
At the review: Tricia, Danita, Laura, Bitty, Daisy, Peggy, Katie, Jane, Sharon, Marsha. What a gorgeous setting! We love it here.
Tricia, our host, had her sketch finished from our last visit, and got in a quick sketch from her back deck of all the flowers & waterfall.
Danita was out in front, and did a lovely sketch of the house & surrounding garden with forest behind.
Laura was back in the garden, having fun sketching with her different colors of ink pens – whimsical approach, very fitting.
Bitty got up close & personal with sculptures & plants – wow! look at that lily! It vibrates!
Daisy brought her house guest, Leslie (who enjoyed photographing), and then sketched fruit in the garden (fuzzy apples? kiwis!).
Peggy is on a roll with loose watercolors, this time a different view.
Katie had a great time filling her page with little vignettes.
Jane was running around with her camera in between doing bits of the framed format page, water colored back at home.
Sharon said, “yes, I know, another cottage!” They are so charming, both in person and in her sketches.
Marsha never strayed from the front deck, fascinated with the “Crown of Thorns” and the tiger lilies – lovely sketches!
Marsha brought a b&w printout of the draft of our upcoming book, which Peggy & Laura really enjoyed reviewing (esp. their pages!).
Eva added sparkles to her sketch from last week, and today she’s sketching her moving model – her dog Mickey! (Difficult angles)
Hugh picked the perfect medium for his vivid sketch of food storage buildings in Eugene – Caran d’Ache water soluble crayons.
Jane was sketching a hosta photo from home, using her Lamy fountain pen with blue permanent ink for comments (& veins!).
As a fine detail acrylic painter, Peggy is pushing herself to try a loose approach with watercolor – now, to add ink for leaf shapes?
Sandy’s attention was all on the kids in the playground – using the Caran d’Ache crayons, and then water brush on toned paper.
Laura got a kick out of the kids, too, capturing their active joy with different colored pencils – what a fun way to represent them!
Marsha had to think about where to use permanent ink, and where to use her water soluble ink so she could have shadows – well done!
✒ June 18, 2021, Cortesia Sanctuary, Eugene, OR
Peggy, Jane, Jim, Laura at the wooded wonder of Cortesia.
Jim immediately started sketching the gate to the garden.
Lona didn’t get past the house deck, with plenty to sketch!
The plant on the deck table fascinated Jane – “Crown of Thorns”
Laura didn’t get very far around the house for an interesting sketch.
Daisy is our stand-up sketcher – and, oh! those veggie leaves!
Yes, Peggy’s blanket was nice in 10 degree cooler Cortesia.
Sharon’s back with us again! Lovely sketch of one of the cottages.
✒ June 11, 2021, Owen Rose Garden (in the rain)
The intrepid sketchers – Daisy, Bitty, Marsha, Laura, Jim (Eva went home to get her dog, Jane behind the camera).
Bitty, are we having fun yet? Perfect day for wet-on-wet painting.
Daisy in her signature standing sketching stance – nice work!
. Eva (with dog, Mickey) is exploring colored chalks, with soft effects!
Here’s how Jane’s sketch evolved – from pencil to ink & watercolor.
Jim does such a lovely and precise graphic sketch – nice to see.
Laura didn’t let sitting on the ground stop her from sketching!
Marsha tried her TUL pen first, then back to graphite – super!
The review resulted in consensus that we were glad we came!
✒ June 4, 2021 – Alton Baker Park
Everyone scattered when we got there, so this is a shot of the sketchbook review at the end with: Daisy, Bitty, Laura, Sandy & Hugh, Eva, Marsha, BarbSo, & Gail.
Daisy got up close & personal with the fauna & flora. The day started out cloudy & cool, but got bright and warm as the morning went on.
Bitty got right down to it (& in it) – the deFazio Bike Bridge with geese, and the fire pokers.
The fire pokers caught a lot of eyes, including Laura’s. Quite a challenge to sketch those multi-petaled round rascals.
Hugh & Sandy were looking the same way, but their approaches and use of tools were quite different – such an interesting contrast.
I don’t know where Gail & Eva were sketching, but they were definitely there – Gail’s geese, Eva’s people under a tree – nice!
The ducks put on quite a show in front of Jane, so she included them in her collection of sketchettes.
Peggy’s trying out the little frames format, too, and having a lot of fun keeping it simple…or is it simple…more to come!
Marsha was busy! Almost as busy as the geese (nice capture!). She sketched the bridge, too, and a wonderful old tree.
And a good time was had by all. Of course, and as usual!
✒ May 28, 2021, New Day Bakery Now that Covid restrictions are lifting, we’re learning we have to be conscious of “paying” for our tables buy buying food & drink, and not overstaying our welcome as the venue becomes busier.
Marsha, Hugh, Sandy, Laura, Daisy, Katie, Bitty. But there were more
Jim & Bill; Eva with her son Michael, Mickey the dog; BarbSo, Laura.
Peggy, Daisy, Marsha (& remnants of Jane’s presence)
Eating & drinking didn’t give us a lot of time to sketch, and with more people coming in many of us left early. But Bitty & Laura did manage to get a couple of sketches done (with Mickey featured in both!).
Bitty really got into the atmosphere – beautiful historic cemetery.
Laura was fascinated with Chinese & Hebrew on headstones.
Jane started at the mausoleum, did special headstones at home.
When time for sharing our sketches came, we wondered why there were just three of us…we knew some folks had conflicting things.
Laura & Jane were at stage 1 in sketching, Bitty was DONE!
Eva, Peggy, & Sue said “there was a sketching get together time change? Guess we’d better read our email next time!”
The Friday Sketch Group is now meeting together outside every Friday that the weather allows!
✒ Apr. 16, 2021, Owen Rose Garden
Bitty sketched the famous Tartarian Cherry Tree a couple of times.
Barb Sh got an entirely different slant on it!
Peggy dealt with the whole thing, catching its massive presence.
Danita was paying attention to the negative space between limbs.
Gail’s closeup of limbs & negative space make a great design.
Marsha made the most of her 15 minutes to sketch – wowza!
Meanwhile, Daisy was capturing the ambience of the place.
And Barb So was capturing our new sketcher, Sue, in the ambience.
While Sue was getting up close & personal with the canna lilies.
Eva (no sketch shown) declared she was sticking to charcoal; Jane (no photo shown) petered out with a b&w ink sketch. Good times.
Our forth time meeting since the Covid shut down!
✒ Apr. 9, 2021, Hendricks Park, Eugene, OR
Katie got there quite early before us, so she passed on her sketches as she was on her way back home. Lovely work.
Jim, Jane, Bill, Peggy; Bill, Danita, Peggy, Jim, Marsha. There were others of us were sketching elsewhere in the park.
Newcomers Eva & Gail talk with Danita about technique. Sketches by Danita; Gail & Eva.
Great to have Bill back sketching with us – we missed his wit!
Jim loves drawing architecture & did a terrific job on the shelter.
Jane who never draws people drew Jim (as skinny) & Bill (as hefty).
Peggy’s eye caught a tree nearby – the park is always changing.
Meanwhile, Marsha was sketching Peggy!
And Daisy was wandering the park doing botanical studies.
Barb Sh had a closeup of magnolia buds, and a recent sketch (& commentary) of her brother-in-law who just had his Covid shot.
Good thing we have the habit of gathering to review sketches. Fun.
Our third time meeting since the Covid shut down. We could get used to this!
✒ Apr. 2, 2021, Hendricks Park, Eugene, OR
Bitty was the first to get there & found more than flowers!
Jim was next, & right down to sketching.
Daisy tried a brush pen approach to the trees – fun!
Marsha brought her self made sketchbook to the event.
Katie’s here! So nice to have her back with us.
Barb So came by & Laura found a perch on a rock bench.
Barb Sh is here! And into the Native Plant Garden.
Jane took photos, planned, & finished at home.
Nice place to gather for our review of everyone’s sketches.
✒ Mar. 26, 2021 – Norma Pfeiffer Park, Coburg, OR
Most of us – Peggy, Jim, Marsha & daughter Amanda, Bitty.
Laura went over to the pavilion for a different view, and Lona was able to join us (first time since her Mexico trip!).
Bitty and Peggy are lap painters (they brought their own chairs).
Jane & Jim were happy the park still had one table with benches.
Marsha brought a chair, & Amanda had a plastic sack for the ground.
Time for the review – can you tell who’s who behind those masks?
Jim’s exquisite sketches, and Amanda’s novice (she says) sketches.
Marsha & Bitty have such different styles, yet so expressive.
Laura sketched what she saw across the street, Lona sketched what she has at home in her garden (& probably not done yet).
Peggy’s precise elegance, and Jane’s twig sketching of a branch!
The Friday Sketch Group met for the first time since February of 2020 & the Covid shut down. It was fabulous being back together!
✒ Mar. 12, 2021 – Owen Rose Garden, Eugene, OR
Even though the roses are done blooming, there are lots of other things to sketch at the garden! Sketches from the top by: Barb Sh, Marsha, Bitty, Danita, Jim H. (who assumed we were meeting at the usual time of 10, but we changed it to noon to be warmer – missed him, but here’s the sketch he did).
Then there was the magnificent blooming tulip magnolia tree!
Many of us tried capturing that tree image, with lots of different styles and tools. I need help in identifying artists, so from the top: ??, Jane, Bitty, Laura; ??, Marsha, Bitty; Peggy, Danita, Barb So.
Barb So & Peggy; Peggy’s magnolia sketch; Bitty & Marsha.
Barb So & Laura; Barb So’s sketch; Daisy.
Danita & husband Michael; Danita’s sketch.
Jane (staying warm, cutting the sun glare); Jane’s sketch.
Jim’s sketch – he even got in some of the challenging gazebo!
✒ 🖥 Feb. 2020 – Mar. 2021, Zoom meetings had to suffice ✒ 🖥
The Friday Sketch Group usually meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month. Some of the same suspects show up, too. It’s fun!
✒ Feb. 28, 2020 – Serendipity Cafe & Tea, Lebanon, ORGreat road trip! Laura, Katie, Danita, Sandy, Barb So, Daisy, Lynda, Hugh (& Jane behind the camera). “Sketching first!” we said.
Here’s how Laura’s sketches turned out.
Katie had fun with the colorful flowers on her cup & saucer.
Danita was ambitious in sketching three of them! Wow. Cute, too.
Sandy included the teapot on the warmer along with the curvy cup.
Barb So’s light hand with watercolor was ideal for her sketch.
Daisy said, “These designs are harder than you think!” Well done.
Lynda fell in love with the rose in her cup, can you tell?
Hugh conquered the tea itself before turning to the designs.
Jane turned her cup on its side, but it wasn’t any easier that way!
Then it was time for tea, followed by scones warm from the oven.
Soup & sandwiches or salad & lettuce rolls; scones with lemon curd, and whipped cream (strawberry jam also available. Great place!