Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Beautiful Day For A Sketchcrawl

Today was a beautiful day for the June sketchcrawl event at Wendy Park. Wendy Park is located on the lakefront and is a little hidden gem with a very cool view of the city from a different perspective. Neither Cathy nor I had ever been there before, so it's always fun to discover something new in your own background. Once everyone arrived we walked over to Whiskey Island, which is really more of a peninsula. There we decided to sit on the pier and sketch the old coast guard station which has not been in operation for over 30 years. It was so relaxing with the waves lapping, the gulls calling, the rumble of a nearby train in the background, and all under a gorgeous blue sky and the welcome warmth of the sun.

I guess I'm a bit of a slow poke when it comes to sketching because I'm lucky to get one sketch done compared to everyone else who will finish three or four. I haven't posted the sketches from the last few sketchcrawls because a couple are still unfinished and a few others were finished way after the fact. Today I felt really good to have completed a sketch on sketchcrawl day, although I ended up ending a bit more color once I got home.

Today was also a great day for rejectamenta! I came home with a bunch of rusted bottlecaps, a couple of fishing lures, some sort of cable things, and a fabulous rusted "no smoking" sign from the coast guard station. All in all, it was a fun and productive art adventure.


Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful drawing and it sounds so peaceful and fun to spend the day that way. And rejectamenta to boot! Sounds perfecta.

aimee said...

this is fantastic! i love your lettering!!

Ro Bruhn said...

I was almost sitting there with you from your description and sketch, it's great. What treasures you found too. I have junk envy from those round cog thingys in your earlier post. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment too.