Mt. Vernon Workshop

I want to thank all of the participants who attended Gail Wong’s and my workshop this past Saturday in Mt. Vernon. The weather could have been nicer but there was sufficient warmth, camaraderie and enthusiasm among those gathered to sketch Mt. Vernon to make up for the lack of sunlight, colors and shadows. Since I drew mainly in the sketchbooks of others, I only have these spare scribblings to share of the experience. I did these sparse drawings to illustrate how to begin a drawing by quickly blocking out the major forms of the composition, before diving into the details.

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Our Mt. Vernon workshop experience was rewarding and has helped us prepare better for the workshop Gail and I will be conducting in Seattle in a few weeks. Here’s hoping for sunshine and 70° temperatures!