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November 19, 2012

Pencil sketching at the Seattle Art Museum





Last Sunday, a bunch of Seattle urban sketchers enjoyed their monthly dose of communal drawing at the Seattle Art Museum. A museum is always a great sketching destination, especially when the weather isn't good, as often happens in Seattle this time of the year.

Unfortunately, I arrived late and missed the meetup, but I didn't want to go back home without any drawings in my sketchbook, so I got to work. I sketched museumgoers admiring two masterpices that are part of an interesting exhibit, "Elles, Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou." The show, open through Jan. 13, includes 130 works of art made by women artists from 1907 to 2007.

Only pencil sketching is allowed in the galleries, but I welcomed the limitation. It forced me to think about light and dark values. In the museum lobby, however, you can use colors. See what my fellow sketchers drew there on the Seattle Urban Sketchres blog site and flickr group.

3 comments :

Marina Grechanik said...

Love graphite, its simplicity and freshness, and your sketches, Gabi, are emphasis this perfectly!
I'm thinking to take our local USk group to museum next time as well, great location for rainy weather.

VHein said...

I love the looseness and casualness of these beautiful pencil drawings...when limitation is a good thing!

Veronica Lawlor said...

Gabi you drew one of my favorite Lempicka paintings -didn't know it lived in Seattle! Yet another reason to come back...