Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sketching at the Symphony (and elsewhere)

I've been doing not-so-bad with my "draw a page a day" for the last little bit... On the weekend we attended the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra's "Evening at the Opera" (part of the Master's Series concerts which we bought a subscription to this year). I brought my sketchbook along....

We've got seats up nice and close so I can see everything. There will probably be lots of pictures of cellists and bass players on the days we go as we're off to that side... and I think we have the same seats for the entire series.

The kids also brought their sketchbooks. They didn't draw anything they saw there. They just drew super heroes and whatnot... Ah well... they at least LISTENED to live music while they drew.

Another (somewhat rushed!) sketch of the Albert Community Centre. Just like last week I had some time to kill while the kids did their clay hand-building class (put on by the Saskatoon Potter's Guild for homeschoolers) and it was a beautifully warm September day, so.... This is the other side of the building - and in COLOUR! I didn't get out and do nearly as much watercolour sketching as I'd hoped this summer. I suppose it's better than previous years when I did NONE!

I sat in the grass this time, which was slightly less painful on my bum but I kept getting visited by Ladybugs. At least a dozen crawled over my legs of the hour and a bit. Or maybe it was one rather tenacious Lady Bug determined to claim me as his/her own?!

Here's one on my bag:

until next time...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sketching Again

I haven't done nearly as much drawing as I would have liked to through the summer... Too many distractions... With the coming of September and return to regularly scheduled activities I've found myself with ample idle time (waiting for kids who are in said "regularly scheduled activities") and it's been beautifully warm enough to sit outside and draw. I've found time to draw every day this week so far. Here's a few of the not-so-bad doodles I did this week...

outside the Albert Community Centre where the kids both take a pottery class. It's not-so-much "pottery" as it is "clay hand building". Very few pots are manufactured. Many Frogs and dinosaurs are. 

Outside the University of Saskatchewan Physical Activity Complex.

I haven't been so bold as to bust out the watercolours just yet. But if this weather continues I just might!

I need to carry a cushion or something. After half an hour sitting on a park bench and mu butt is aching...