Monday, July 31, 2017

The 56th World Wide SketchCrawl in Ottawa

On Saturday July 29, 2017the Ottawa Urban Sketchers participated in the 56th WW SketchCrawl from 10 to 4 pm.

We started our SketchCrawl at the National Gallery of Canada and many sketchers chose to sketch "Maman: while other sketchers went to the Byward Market to sketch Le Machine - Kumo and LongMa - who were still "sleeping".

Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk

Other sketchers chose the Notre Dame Cathedral and other historic buildings along Sussex. Some even sketched the National Art Gallery and our youngest sketcher (7 years old) did a sketch of the Parliament buildings.

"Maman" by artist Lissa Rachelle
Sketch by artist Denis Madore

Sketch of "LongMa" by artist Phuong Ly
Sketch of "Kumo" by artist Phuong Ly
Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk

Sketches by artist Lisa Woodward

373 Sussex by artist Robert Chassé‎

At lunch time, we met at the Rideau Canal locks and shared our sketches

Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk
Sketch of East Block of parliament from Majors Hill Park by artist Mike Carr

Some sketchers headed off to Spark Street for some lunch while others went on to sketch at the National War Monument and elsewhere.

"National War Monument" by artist Denis Madore

Then everyone headed over to the market to gather in front of the Ottawa School of art near the end of the day.

More sketchers joined us in front of the Ottawa School of art we were delighted to have another young sketcher join our group!

Sketch of Cannaught Building from Majors Hill Park by artist Mike Carr

Ottawa School of Ar "Totem Pole" sketch by artist Trish Woolaver

Finally, we said our farewells at York and Sussex. Some sketchers continued to sketch while others headed home having had an amazing day!

What A Great Day
Thanks to All the Sketchers who Participated!

Monday, July 24, 2017

A Beautiful Day Sketching at Beechwood Cemetery

On Sunday July 23, 2017, the Ottawa Urban Sketchers spent the day sketching at the historic Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.

Here are some photos and sketches from our day:

We just love these smiles! Part of the group at the end of the day.

What a great group of sketchers!

Great to see familiar faces, new faces and so happy to have a sketcher from Saskatchewan join us!

We even had a visiting sketcher from Spain!!
Artist Marta Moreira

Some of the sketches at the end of the day
Artist: Cindi Moynahan-Foreman
Artists sketching the Booth gravemarker
Artist: Denis Madore

Artist: Carrie Brummer Hanna

Artist: Denis Madore
Artist: Nancy Bergeron
Artist: Nancy Bergeron
Artist Margot at gravestone of PETER HENDERSON BRYCE is buried in Section 60, Lot 32 NE He was the outspoken doctor and federal bureaucrat who tried to raise public awareness of the unequal health treatment given to First Nations children as opposed to non-Aboriginal kids.(1904-1907)
Artists sketching
Artist Richard Gibbs
This artist sketching from a unique angle
Lots of love for the beautiful gardens. These hostas by artist Nancy Bergeron
The abundance of flowers - so many to sketch! This sketch by artist Diane Duford
Lots of sketchers drawing the beautiful waterfalls and ponds - so Monet!
Artist: Carrie Brummer Hanna

Artist Trish Woolaver sketching the koi fish in the pond
The Koi fish by artist Trish Wollaver
Artist: Trish Woolaver
Artist: Trish Woolaver
Many of us sketched from the gazebo when there was a gentle rain burst. Artist: Trish Woolaver
Artist: Diane Duford
Artist: Diane Duford
Lovely to meet this artist who shared her sketch from our last event at Doors Open Ottawa
Artist: Nancy Bergeron
More sketches shared on the Beechwood steps at the end of our great day
More sketches shared on the Beechwood steps at the end of our great day
Artist: Laurie Foster
Artist Marta Moreira

Artists Marta Moreira