Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sketch the Capitol

Always good to head to downtown Madison to sketch the gorgeous State Capitol. It completely humbles you. More than one of us mentioned how overwhelmed we were.

There was lots going on; a wedding, tours, fraternity swearing in and of course a sketching group.

Mercedes, Elsie, Cindy, Michael, Jan and Ruth

It was interesting to see the different interpretations, things we focused on. We were also glad the locations were still indoors - it's still mighty cold out there!





Next location is at the Lakeside Coffee Shop....PLEASE bring some warm weather with you!

Stay Creative,
Ruth

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Union South, during Spring Break

Seven sketchers arrived at Union South, despite the brisk wind. I was amazed by the lack of people until a more observant person informed me it was spring break. Fine if you like architecture, a bit more challenging if you came to draw people.


Pam, Tsela, Mercedes, Deb, Gretchen, Carolyn and me...Ruth

More than one of us remarked how wonderful it was to be next to like minded people, drawing what we see. I am grateful for our group.

Tsela gets a birds eye view, Pam is no doubt in deep conversation...

our results...love the different takes on the Union

Next meet up is at the Capitol...I'm still thinking of places where we can be inside, but (if we're optimistic) also outside.
If anyone has their own ideas for our meet ups, post them on Facebook or just let me know....

We're lucky to sketch together.
Stay creative
Ruth

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Chazen Museum

What a beautiful day to head to the Chazen for a sketch meet-up. It was sunny and chilly outside and inside there was a gorgeous exhibit of Aboriginal Art, patterns that inspired all of us.

Louise, Carolyn, Elsie, Gretchen, Cindy, Deb, and Ruth...Rebecca was still busy sketching


the crowd gathers....

our drawing selection - tough to see as they have a "pencil only" policy at Chazen

first of 4 sketches I did, inked and painted back at home...
Still focusing on indoor sketch locations for the next meet up on March 31 at Union South, but I was getting itchy taking a walk today.
Stay creative and keep sketching. Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

USK Meetup at Starbucks


Nine sketchers met at Starbucks (Hilldale Target). 

 With the large windows overlooking University Ave there was a variety of scenes to sketch.


If you are interested in drawing musicians you might want to check out Bach Around the Clock. The event runs from 10 am to 10 pm on March 10th at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Regent St. Thank you Gretchen for letting us know about this event. More information can be found in the following link: Bach Around the Clock

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

USK February Meetup at Olbrich Gardens

It was certainly cold outside on Sunday, but warm inside Olbrich Gardens on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin. Seven sketchers happily took advantage and produced some interesting sketches.

Dave, Becky and Jeanie joined us for the first time - please come back!

We all remarked about the variety of what we saw....



Everyone but me smartly went into the observatory, I stayed out in the common area. I had decided to contrast my frozen deck that morning with the plant I found by the bench I was sitting on.



Next up, Starbucks in Target on the Westside at Hilldale. The advantage is, you can pick up your groceries after you're done sketching!
Stay tuned for more events as we begin to think of warmer weather...outside again.
Stay creative,
Ruth