Marina, Sequoyah Park

Marina, Sequoyah Park

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tulsa Sketchcrawl


Our newly formed sketch group met for the first time yesterday at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We have a Facebook page, Tulsa Sketchcrawl if you are in the area and interested. We decided to try and arrange a sketch crawl once a month and will be posting the details on the Facebook page.


In the museum galleries sketching is permitted with pencil only. I brought a couple of watercolor pencils and then added some brown Document ink and a little more color from memory after leaving the museum.

My first sketches were were of a few of the Mexican Masks on exhibit in a 5.5" square Handbook journal that fits easily in my bag.

It was a treat to sit down to lunch in the Gilcrease restaurant and visit with the mornings sketches, talk pens and drawing in general.












I tried some very quick sketches of some members present with my watercolor pencil (Brown Ochre) while waiting for lunch to arrive.
Unfortunately the food arrived quickly and these don't really resemble the named victims.





I added some ink and extra color after leaving and Marsha's lunch was drawn after. I needed to fill that space.







After lunch I went to see the New Acquisitions gallery and then headed outside to sketch a scene that I had noticed when I first drove up that morning.

This is the old Gilcrease house which is still used by the museum for classes and storage. I ran out of brown ink in the fine tip pen I had been sketching with and decided to try another Pilot with a stub nib and I think I would call that a happy accident because I really liked using it. The breeze was nippy but the sunshine and being outside to sketch felt great.

All in all it was a very enjoyable day! 

5 comments:

  1. Hi Janette, always enjoy your posts. Your life drawing classes are so nice for you and help improve our seeing.

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    1. Thank you very much Dali. I appreciate your letting me know that you enjoy the posts.

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  2. Why pencil only? Curious. Nice sketches!

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    1. Hi Gloris, I didn't see your question till now. most museums seem to have a policy of pencil only for note taking and sketching. Pencil is less dangerous I guess and it would be harder to deface art work with one.

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  3. This is Gloris, from Artist JOURNAL workshop, btw, with the pencil question. =]

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