Monday, February 10, 2020

Nick Napping - February 10th

What a beautiful day to go to the zoo!  After sketching the lagoon by Mills St. I went over to the zoo to check out the polar bears. Looks like I made the bear a little too small or the crows a little too big.  I love these Strathmore hardbound sketchbooks.  Versatile paper and they lay flat.  This one is 9x12 and I also really like the 11x14 for sketching or painting landscapes.  Pat Wafer

Watercolor sketch on Strathmore 500 series Mixed Media Journal

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Edgewater Hotel 2-8-2020

It was just about warm enough to sketch at the Edgewater on Saturday.  I added color later indoors from memory using watercolor and Posca pens and Tombow markers. Lots of kids there and the skating rink was very busy. 

Kites on Lake Mendota

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Frozen Assets Festival - Saurday Feb. 8th

This looks like an interesting event for some outdoor sketching.  So far the weather forecast is decent: 28 F and 5 mph winds but of course the cold and wind is always more near Lake Mendota.  If anyone is interested in doing some sketching in the afternoon feel free to contact me and we can decide where to meet. The link to the event site is:  I will have my cell phone 920-421-2623 (which I rarely use) with me if anyone wants to check where I (or WE) are during the afternoon.  I'd like to check out the Edgewater and here is the Isthmus event link about those activities:  

Also take note we have our regular sketching date this Sunday Feb. 9th @ Firefly Coffeehouse & Artisan Cheese, 114 N Main St, Oregon from 1-3pm.