Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monastery Sketching

I met with the SketchCrawl Washington group at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington DC on a beautiful sunny day a couple of  months ago. The group meets a few times a year to sketch in different locations of the area. I really enjoy the company of fellow sketchers when I have the opportunity to attend a SketchCrawl. And the monastery and grounds were a lovely and peaceful oasis in the city.

Metro ride and monastery chapel, micron pen, each 3.5 x 5" 

Franciscan Monastery, micron pen, each 3.5 x 5"

Franciscan Monastery, micron pen, each 3.5 x 5"


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Christmas Displays at the Bookstore

Daily sketching without fussing or erasing was the idea when I got a small sketchbook in the fall. I haven't exactly kept to my intention of sketching every day, but I am sketching much more than I was before getting it. And I am using micron pens exclusively in this sketchbook, so no erasing possible. Here are a few sketches from one of my favorite indoors locations done before Christmas.

Bookstore, micron pen, 3.5 x 5"

Bookstore, micron pen, 3.5 x 5"

Bookstore, micron pen, each 3.5 x 5"

Bookstore, micron pen, 3.5 x 5"