Sunday, March 27, 2016

Spring in Madison

A sure sign of spring - the orange cone - has shown up on my street in Westmorland. Holly Ave is under construction and at times it appears to be a bit like performance art. I was particularly taken with the tiny flags they put up to mark utilities, seems like a fiesta is being planned!

View from my bedroom window

I headed back out yesterday when the weather warmed up to draw the amazing machines used for this project. They are so complex, I definitely took artistic license and eliminated a few things. Best part was when a guy riding his bicycle rode by and said "Hey, are you drawing The Cat?"

Caterpillar machine parked for the weekend
I love it when people notice us.

This is a Stiillman & Birn sketchbook, micron pen, and some watercolor.
Keep drawing!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sketching at Victor Allen's Coffee Shop - Monroe St.

 There were 8 sketchers at Victor Allen's this month.  It was a pleasant place to sketch on a rainy afternoon.  It was great to welcome Mary for the first time sketching with us and to welcome Carol back.  We hope to see you both again!

We decided to give Olbrich Gardens another try next month (April 10th).   Hopefully it will be warm and dry enough for some outdoor sketching but if not Bolz Conservatory is always warm.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March 13th Sketching Date Changed to Victor Allen's

Victor Allen's Coffee House  - Monroe St. 
Bolz Conservatory is closed for maintenance so we will meet at Victor Allens' for sketching from  1 - 3 pm instead.  See you there!