I forgot to mention that some members of the New Mexico Watercolor Society will be joining us at the Botanical Gardens for the sketch out. Karin Pitman will be doing a small demonstration of watercolor sketching for those interested in watching and perhaps learning something new from a great watercolor artist.
Our next sketch out will be October 21st at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens, 2601 Central Ave NW. We’ll meet at 10AM near the ticket booth and sketch till about Noon. It is half price weekend: Adults $5 and Seniors $2.75. Let me know if you’re planning on attending by entering your name in the box below and clicking “submit”:
We had a really great time Sunday at the Railyard Market. About 20 of us were there and produced some wonderful sketches. And we had at least 2 or 3 new people join us for the first time. Welcome.
We are considering changing our meet up schedule to once a month instead of every 3 weeks and would like to know everyone’s opinion. If we make the change, we would meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please email me with your vote and/or opinion. We can keep the current every 3 weeks schedule if that’s what the majority wants. Let me know soon so we can finalize the 2018 schedule. Thanks, Jay
What a beautiful fall day we had this past Saturday when we sketch at the living history museum, Rancho de las Golondrinas. 16 of us showed up, most brought lunch and several stayed after to sketch.
Here’s what we did:
Hi everyone. I’m trying to get an estimate of how many will be attending the December 2nd meet up for lunch and sketching. Please send me an email if you plan on attending and I’ll announce the location later. We might have a pre-planned selection of menus items and it should be in the $20 per person price range. Or we might order from the menu and pay separately. Also, mention if you have any special dietary needs.
Fifteen of our group got together this past Saturday to sketch at the Unser Racing Museum. What a delightful surprise to see this wonderful collection of Formula 1 racing cars along with a separate collection of vintage 1920-30’s vehicles. All of us discovered that sketching cars provides a myriad of challenges.
This park is an absolute gem in the Albuquerque City Park System. Twenty of our group showed up and did some amazing work. The best part of the day was when I was able to announce that Jay Leutwyler , Daylene Horn and Zeke Browning have agrees to co-coordinate our group activities starting with the December 2 meeting.
Here’s what we did:
It was a beautiful morning on the Campus of UNM. Since school wasn’t in session, there was plenty of parking and very few people wandering around. Most of us took shelter in a shady spot to do our sketching. Afterwards, several got together for lunch.
I apologize for the late posting of our sketches at the Plaza on June 17th. Several members traveled to Santa Fe by the early train and seemed to enjoy the experience . After sketching and lunch, many explored the Museum of Art just off the plaza.
Just a reminder: I will no longer be coordinating this group after the November, 2017 gathering. I hope someone will step up to take over – otherwise, the group will no longer be. I would be very happy to answer any questions as to what this coordinator job entails. Barbara