SketchCrawl Silicon Valley--
We sketch both urban and natural environments, seeking to capture the essence of these spaces. We are grateful to Enrico Casarosa who developed the Sketchcrawl concept and web site.
Four intrepid sketchers braved the chilly and rain-soaked day to draw around 'Old Town Palo Alto'. Fortunately the rain stopped for about 2 hours and we were able to walk to views that inspired us. But the sky was filled with clouds. Here's the first of the sketches, which features the sculpture, Sunflowers. It functions as a seating area in front of Sun Market on California St. No one was taking advantage of the tables on this wet day. Nina Koepcke joined us in spirit as she sketched while serving as gallery attendant.
Rizzuto: 'Sunflowers' Sidewalk Sculpture
Kamkar: Patron at Printer's Inc (top) & T. Robinson sculpture at Gallery House
Our next Sketchcrawl will take place in “Old Town’ Palo Alto. We will meet
November 20, 2010 at 1 PM
Printer’s Inc Café
320 South California Ave
Palo Alto CA 94306
Then we will disperse to find our own little gems that attract our pens. There are older buildings, cafés, a mural at Sun Market, public art and lots of street activity. There is also a gallery at Printer’s Inc--it used to be an independent bookstore in the not too recent past, hence the name.
I’m planning to publicize the group more in the next few weeks and hopefully we will have a few more sketchers joining us.