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Monday, January 12, 2009

21st World Wide Sketchcrawl





























I participated in the 21st World Wide Sketchcrawl on Sat., Jan. 10. I did several of them before with my sister, but went solo for this one. I began with a sketch of my coffee while I pondered where to go to sketch. I decided on sketching in the next town, Sayville, which has a bit of everything...lovely houses, cute shops, marinas, etc. It was cold and snow flurries were falling, so I sat in my car to do most of these. Included are a shop called "Past & Present," the obligatory Starbucks, a weathered boat shack down by the water, Sal's Pizzeria where I had lunch, a downtown street corner, and some people at the local library. All were done with my micron pen and watercolors. I was out sketching for about 5 hours and I think I got a fair amount done. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Holly Lombardo said...

WHAT a great idea and from it you got some great sketches! I hope 2009 is great for you!!

Lin said...

WOW are you FAST!!! And productive! And cold!! BRR! I LOVE these Joan -- but most of all, you have an incredible way of doing buildings that I just love!! FANTASTIC! STAY WARM!

mARTa said...

How fun it was knowing people all over the globe were out sketching too! I won't brag about the great weather we had in San Diego!

Ron Morrison said...

Fun to watch your adventures..

Jo Castillo said...

Boy, you sketchcrawl addicts are almost as brave as the plein air guys in Minnesota. Lovely sketches. Thanks for sharing.

Desiree said...

Joan, these are just wonderful! You did alot more than I did, I had so much fun though. I got to visit with so many great artists and then lunch! We only sketched until lunch then we had a two hour drive home.

Anita Davies said...

WOW, what a productive crawl, great work!

Joan said...

Holly - Thans so much for coming to visit!

Lin - Thank you. I was worn out after 5 hours. I do enjoy sketching buildings, even if perspective isn't my strong point.

mARTa - I'm sure you were warm and comfy at Bazaar del Mundo. Thanks.

Ron - Glad you continue to watch. Thanks.

Jo - I won't sit out in the snow like they do.lol The car was a necessity. Thanks.

Desiree - Thanks. I probably wouldn't have done as many if I had company, but the companionship is part of the fun.