This Sunday, October 6, is the last day to see my show at the Dixon! I'm giving a tour of the show at 2:00 PM on Sunday and I hope you'll join me or stop by between now and then.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Ave
Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM today through Saturday. Go eat lunch at their awesome cafe or for Food Truck Friday! Open 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.
Sign Up for Mixed Water Media Class at Flicker Street Studio
Mixed Water Media x 2
74 Flicker St., Memphis, TN
Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 pm
October 17, 24, 31, and November 7
Click here to sign up on the Flicker Street Studio website.
This will be a four-week class and we will complete two paintings - previously we've done one painting over three weeks. We'll explore a variety of mixed water media and techniques to learn about composition as we go.
On Saturday of the Urban Sketchers Symposium, I warmed up with a little coffee cup sketch, then took a workshop by Santi Salles, Amsterdam Green Microsketching. I am a huge fan of Santi's work - his sketches are energetic and capture the feeling of a place or a table setting (he sketches a lot of food). We looked at the amazing handout booklet he made for us and mixed a bunch of greens and khakis, and followed his step-by-step instructions in the handout. It was the perfect last workshop because it was so structured and we were all a bit tired by that time.
I really enjoyed learning how Santi works. It is complex and works beautifully.
After that I was on my own a bit, but kept meeting up with new and old friends. I ended up back at the Drink & Draw location for lunch and had the loveliest visit with a couple of sketchers. We all headed to the final sketchwalk, the only one I ended up attending!
I got really lucky and was able to visit with my friend Liz for the final sketchwalk, the picture, and the walk over to the closing reception. I love visiting my sketching friends at the Symposium but often our visits are in short bursts, so this felt like such a treat.
The sketch above was my final sketch of the sketchwalk, and it turns out of the whole trip. I headed home the next day and was both too exhausted to sketch and also so incredibly satisfied with the sketching I had done over the last week, I felt it was okay to take a break for the day. It also helped that I had a really good book to read on the flight home!
At the closing reception they announced next year's location: Hong Kong! I'm so excited for the local team and for everyone in that area of the world for getting the opportunity to attend a Symposium closer to home. With the timing of that one (April 2020!) I might not be able to make it, but I have wonderful memories and lessons from this year's to carry me over until I can see all of my sketching friends again!
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