Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lawrence Sketch Crawl

It's time for our sketch crawl again. This time we met in my back yard: Topeka. Gail asked for a good place to sketch and I thought of our State Capitol building. We had some red tape to go through but everything worked out fine. The whole building just went through a 1/3 billion $ renovation and boy does it look fine! We (4 of us) convened in the Lobby and then went to the fourth floor gallery in the State House of Representatives. This was sensory overload! It's trimmed out to the nth degree. I don't think anything was added, but it was brought back to its old glory. 
Each of us decided to take artistic liberty and simplify some of the view because you can't get it all in at one quick setting. It was a pleasant and quiet time to sit and absorb the craftsmanship.

We went over to the Celtic Fox for lunch. Wilma and I had to leave early so I could get home. I'm taking Roz Stendahl's class Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public. She had a webinar I had to catch. That class is why I haven't posted for a while. It will last the month of February and then I'll resume my leisurely posting routine.


A.M.Jacob said...

That is sometimes such a huge challenge, just simply selecting what to capture. That used to just stop me sometimes. Nice job capturing the essence of the room and the chandelier.

john.p said...

Thanks. It was the most densely-packed room I've ever tried to draw.

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

Hey John, these are cool! I need to get back out and do some sketching since it's been warmer and I'm back in Colorado!