Monday, May 17, 2010

sketch crawl DC #27

We began at 11 in the morning at Brookland Metro by 3:30 the group dropped down to 8 but we started with ten artists for the Washington DC team of International sketch crawl #27
Erin, Dan, Christian, Vincent, Douglas, Joel, and Lisa left to right, and me behind the camera makes eight.

sitting in the bright sun wearing a big brimmed hat, I drew my first sketch about noon at the Brookland Fire Engine Co. #17 the young fireman came across Monroe St. to ask what we were doing and we all showed him our sketches. Afterwards we went to lunch... and
Douglas Kingsbury strolls by us in the gardens looking for a spot to do his sketch.
Christian Tribastone the blogger who made the DC group happen drawing at the monastery. Check out his drawings on the link to his blog.
poet Dan Vera adjusting camera for a portrait in the roses.
the view I chose at the Franciscan Monastery to try to sketch which was difficult because there is so much to see and draw and we only had 45 minutes here.
sketch of monastery garden
Howard's Divinity School was the last stop to admire the Art Deco architecture and decorations.

terra cotta tile decorate the divinity school.

last sketch for this crawl.

We had a nice lunch about at the Old San Antonio Grille on 12th St. NE and it was a lot of fun meeting new artists and just being a gang of art makers on the town. I often draw on metro and enjoy working alone but it is always a delight to be in the company of others who sketch. The next sketch crawl is set for July 31st around the world so come join us where ever you are or form a group for your town.
You can also do a search on facebook for local groups.
This was my second sketch crawl with the locals and I am looking forward to July but wondering where we will go during the heat of mid summer DC. Suggestions?

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