Friday, May 27, 2011

509 Urban Sketchers and Painters

The local group of 509 Urban Sketchers and Painters, meets 2 times a month and they go all over our region sketching and painting what they see. I'm a sporadic member of this loosely knit group. Also, a couple times a year they come together with like-minded souls all over the country to do Worldwide Sketch Crawls. In mid-April, our group participated in this worldwide event...starting out in Howard Amon Park in Richland. We drew a variety of subjects while clustered around a picnic table, sheltering each other from the wind. It was brisk! I chose to draw Jim, the artist sitting across from me. He was a great subject even if he was wearing an OU hat. (His team has had strong rivalries with my home team, Nebraska, for many years.) He is a fine sketch artist and painter, undaunted by working in highly public places. He's had art published in local and regional magazines, and was even on TV last night, supporting an effort to save the old Naval tower. Check out his blog here:
The group will have a showing at the Phatty Caddy Coffee Lounge for this upcoming Artwalk June 2nd and throughout the month. Please visit this coffee shop on 4th and Washington St just south of downtown Kennewick.

My sketch of friend Jim B at the sketch crawl,   ©Laura Gable 2012

1 comment:

  1. Kinda thought that may be ole Cousin Jim; although, it reminds me more of Uncle Ralph, Jim's Dad....


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