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.