I'm teaching two classes at Flicker Street Studio in winter/spring and I hope you'll join us! Visit the Flicker Street Studio site to sign up.
Mixed Water Media and Composition
January 17, 24, 31, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class is good for beginners and for those with experience who want a new challenge. We'll explore a variety of mixed water media and techniques to learn about composition and create a finished painting over three weeks.
Getting Comfortable with Your Sketchbook
March 21, 28, April 4, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All levels are welcome to learn to make a practice of using your sketchbook to tell the story of your everyday life. We'll explore materials and sketching techniques to help you get to know your sketchbook better.
I also added a new page on this site, Upcoming, to let you know about classes and shows.
I will spare you all of the "omg I can't believe I finally did this" and just present to you my sketches from Porto, Portugal. This is the trip that Toby and I took in July of 2018 so that I could attend the Urban Sketchers Symposium. This was the seventh USk Symposium I've attended and the first time we went to Portugal!
We had a fabulous time. I learned so much at the Symposium, and I also learned how much I love to eat fish! The Portuguese diet was my friend.
These are not all of my sketches, just a selection of my favorites.
Here's a list of what I did in 2018:
Yesterday the Memphis Urban Sketchers went to the library to sketch - this is the Benjamin Hooks or Central Library. We are never sure what the weather will be like at the beginning of December, and yesterday did not disappoint with unexpected 70-degree weather. A few people went outside to sketch, but I went up to the top floor to sketch the view and a dichroic glass public art piece by Ed Carpenter.
And here's a sketch from earlier in the year that I haven't posted here yet. It's from the Memphis Urban Sketchers' September gathering at the Memphis Farmers Market. It was definitely higher than 70 degrees that day!
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