February 26, 2014

Urban Sketchers in Savannah

I'm just back from a weekend in Savannah Georgia at the first meeting of the urbansketchers.org executive board. We had a very productive weekend discussing our various projects. (The annual symposium, coming up in Paraty Brazil, our workshops program, and other educational projects).

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[Photos Jessie Chapman]

While we were down there, meeting at the Telfair Museum, we held a little sketch crawl. Was a great chance to meet some local sketchers and see small bit of Savannah.

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They have a series of public squares, each with it's own character.

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All these sketches are Lamy fountain pen and washable ink, in a Stillman and Birn Epsilon, with watercolor accents.

The rest of the weekend was head down, reading docs, debating issues, and planning cool stuff for upcoming year.

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Of course, you have to eat right? So there were always time to get a few sketches over dinner.

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[Jason Das, Gabi Campanario]

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[Elizabeth Alley, Jessie Chapman]

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[A coffee-break-portrait-speed challenge with Mário Linhares]

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The last day people were splitting up to go home, so the stragglers went out for one more time around the historic district.

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[A lightning sketch of the streetcar. Didn't even stop walking to do this one].

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[Who says you can't get a good sketch from a parking garage? Best free view in the downtown!]

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[The architects say this is a Mansard roof]

So, thanks to Kip Bradley at the Telfair for hosting us, and thanks Savannah for the great weather and your scenery.

7 comments :

nelson paciencia said...

Great drawings and a wonderful report.

kumi matsukawa said...

Great series of sketches! Nice portable small palette!

miked said...

Great report and great sketches!

Dailysketches said...

Wonderful sketches and I too love the small palette clipped to your sketchbook. Savannah is on my list of places to visit.

Cathy Gatland said...

Terrific sketches - and I for one am so grateful to all of you who are so busy in the background of USk!

Jessie Chapman said...

Let the record show that Marc serves as Board Secretary, so not only was he sketching at a phenomenal pace, but he dutifully recorded all the proceedings for these meetings. I'd be surprised if his fingers were still for a moment! Well done, Marc. Great sketches and great report!

Savannah said...

Love the sketches. Will you be selling prints?