Next Sketch Outing

Friday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.: SAM lobby

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Arrives at Georgetown

What a day to be drawing outside! I insist that all of our sketching events be scheduled for days like this from now on.

I just love old, dilapidated, half torn down buildings. It is great fun (for me anyway) to try and visualize what functions were served by all the little doo-dads remaining in the walls. What is all that stuff? The floor locations don't even match as you go around the corners! There are "windows" in walls that were obviously once interior partitions. Building codes? Who needs 'em. And I love all those tough little plants, growing out of the nooks and crannies, with no connection (I checked) to the ground. Since this used to be a brewery, maybe they are hops!

I snuck back out later in the day to draw this train, which had been thoughtfully parked for my sketching enjoyment. I like trains, but drawing them can be frustrating: like animals, they often start moving once they see that you've got the drawing halfway done. BNSF accomodated me this time though.
It was great seeing everyone, and meeting the new folks too. We're getting to be quite a group!