Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sketching at Olbrich Gardens

A good size group (9 of us I think) showed up for sketching at Olbrich Gardens on Sunday April 21st.

Left is Wendy's pastel which looks great and announces Spring is finally here!

Janet's sketch (right) :  Love what she does with the Tuscan Red pencil.

"Here is my Olbrich Garden sketch of strange Botanica in the Green House."

Says Linda of her drawing:

"Attached is the sketch from yesterday.  It was really a rush job; when I came inside, I only realized then how chilly I'd gotten.  I wonder when warmer and sunnier weather will arrive.
Sketch is done with Prismacolor pens and watercolor in Moleskin notebook."

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Louise's sketch: Monona Terrace

'This is my first sketch with Draw Madison.  It was most appropriate to sketch at Monona Terrace since I have been a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright my entire adult life. It was fun to follow the lines of the walls and windows and then soften the geometric shapes with a large potted plant.  I even started to daydream about something called spring..'     Louise   4/14/13

Monday, April 15, 2013

Linda's Sketches: Monona Terrace and Beyond

Linda says:  "Monona Terrace:  It is always a challenge sketching people on location, as they may or may not stay still for a few minutes.  This pair (father and son?) were up and down and all around, so this is a quick sketch.
Prismacolor fine liner pen and Pitt artist brush pens, Moleskin notebook

The other two sketches present a contrast that I've been thinking about during these rain-filled months.  The tree in rain and fog was done at the Arboretum, and is an experiment with Pitt artist brush pens;  the tropical flowers, on a recent trip to Mexico, were done in Prismacolor fine liner pen and watercolor, both in a Moleskin notebook."

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Monona Terrace Covention Center

4 Sketchers made it to Monona Terrace Convention Center today and we were happy to welcome Louise for the first time!

I sketched Louise drawing and a view from the window looking across Lake Monona. (above)  And Janet's great sketch with Tuscan Red colored pencil.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sunday April 7th - Chazen Art Museum - UW Madison Campus

The group had a nice time sketching at the Chazen this  Sunday.   These are Larry's sketches of views from the Chazen of which Larry says,  "Both are of the same building just north of the Chazen.  The little one dated 031812 was done in pencil and was the 3rd sketch I did from the bridge that day so it probably took 20 to 30 minutes.  The other one, of the same building dated 040713 is the only one I did today and it took 30 to 40 minutes.  I used a fine point black sharpie pen.  I like it better than the 031812 sketch."      


And I did the pencil drawing of one of
the Chazen's Buddha's.

And Janet did a great sketch of an intriguing hare; really captured the mysterious facial expression.