It worked. We have nearly 600 enthusiastic members, and it's been amazing. AND I'm sketching.
It's to be a monthly (probably) virtual sketch weekend, but of course various of us have posted our work before the event (which was October 20th, this first time) and after...
So...here's what I did for the first event...
|This one was out my front window before I ever got up and about...|
|Across from my little shed studio is a new forest I call The Smallwood...this old house is on the hill above it. I am loving the autumn colors...|
|My old Prang box and a #4 quill mop were most useful...|
|This is the actual view...|
|Trees added...some of them ayway.|
|Beyond the Smallwood...|
|I chose a bent-nib calligraphy pen for the basic sketch...|
|Finished, and pretty happy with it...I love the combination of ink and wash. (And one of my post popular self-directed mini-classes is on that subject, so I'm guessing others do too! The link to the class is here.)|
|I came home and curled up by my chiminea to paint another view of the Smallwood, in gouache on pre-painted paper...that blue was a bit intense!|
|Just before I called it a day I noticed the sunlight on my neighbor's gorgeous red maple across the street...I could only see a tiny bit of it from where I was, but I liked the contrast...|
|Tired and hurried, by then, but fun just the same...|
|Of course since my subject was backlit, I mostly got shadow in the photo!|
I have no idea what we'll do next time, but I know there will BE one~