Last weekend I took Tom Hoffman’s workshop for the second time in San Francisco. We had a blast and I learned quite a lot. I love Tom’s style and was determined to learn as much as I could over the next four days. On the first day we were to use a photo (I chose this one) as a warm up exercise before heading outside to sketch from life.
This second sketch was painted on the corner of 17th St. and Texas St.
Another great jazz performance at the Art Alliance here in Cloverdale, California last Thursday, this time featuring the Jacob Szekely Trio. Lately I have been monstrously busy with work but managed to duck out for a couple of hours and check out the show.
I think it’s safe to say that all of us Bay Area sketchers had a great time hobnobbing with world famous sketchers Liz Steel and Jane Blundell today. There were probably 60 sketchers total. Though socializing was our purpose, Grace Cathedral was our sketching subject. Thanks to Laurie Wigham for organizing the event!
Cloverdale’s Antique Car Show is hands down the most fun I’ve had all year sketching. What’s not to like? Antique cars and enthusiasts everywhere. People eager to have you sketch their car as they tell you all the nitty gritty that went into the restoration. Passers by seemed as interesting in our groups sketches as they did the cars. Top that off with a Pizza (last year) or Thai food (this year) and the day is complete.
Here’s my first sketch from Chicago. This was painted on Wabash Ave and Harrison St. The sketch was submitted to auction to benefit Urban Sketchers. Thanks to Gail Wong for putting in the winning bid!
Two sketches done while traveling to the Urban Sketchers Symposium last week. Left one on the very bumpy bus ride to the airport and the other one waiting to board the plane at SFO.