I recently went to the symphony — not something I normally do, simply because I usually only leave my house for 1) food or 2) art. But this fell under another category: friends. My good friend Terron sings in the symphony chorus and another good friend, Clay, invited me to go along (using Terron’s season ticket). So we went and saw (heard? I’m so visual) a work by Jean Sibelius that Clay described as “bombastic,” which meant that I loved it. Lots of twists and turns with the instruments being used — that is the extent of my symphonic music critique. But I enjoyed it thoroughly, and even thought I could hear Terron singing over everyone else.
And of course I sketched - that was always going to happen. The first sketch also shows a list from the Painterly Sketching workshop I mentioned in the last post. At the beginning of most classes I ask the students what they hope to get out of the class — this is what the Painterly Sketching students were looking for and I hope I helped them find it.