Wednesday, November 26, 2008


It has been a very long day...we left at 9 AM and drove from San Mateo to Westlake Village down 101. It rained on and off with gorgeous dramatic skies. I took some photos from the car but I am too tired to download and post them. We stopped at husband's favorite...In and Out Burger. I did a sketch of the madhouse in there. They had a guy outside directing traffic is was so crowded. I am trying different strategies for sketching. This time I started at the top and worked down the page and the results were better getting the figures in and scaled somewhat right. Still not good but getting better. It's all about progress. The next EDM challenge is to draw what you are going to eat for dinner. I am too hungry to do that and let it get cold. Maybe I will draw a salad the next time I have one for dinner. It's already cold!

Since I had a request for more information on the next Drawing Marathon, here it is. I hope everyone who is reasonably close will come. It sounds very exciting. Thanks to Dorise for sending me this information.


Many models posing at once:
males, females, nude, costumed, short and long poses.
Something for everybody!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Art Bldg., Rm. A122
Oakland, CA

Morning Session: 10 AM - 1 PM
Lunch Break: 1 PM - 1:30 PM
Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Full Day: $35
Half Day: $25
Students: $30/Full Day
Seniors (65+): $30/Full Day

No turpentine. Absolutely NO cameras!

Co-sponsored by the Merritt College Art Department

Artists can draw from several Guild models varying short and long poses, modeling continuously for six hours.

Food and drink sold

Credit cards are NOT accepted.
How to Get There

From the MacArthur Freeway (Hwy 580 - northbound): exit onto the Warren Freeway toward Berkeley, exit Carson St. (north). Follow Merritt College sign to Redwood Rd. and merge right, continue to Campus Dr., turn right and proceed to the Merritt Campus.

From the MacArthur Freeway (Hwy 580 - southbound): exit 35th Avenue and turn left. Proceed towards the hills until 35th Ave. becomes Redwood Rd., and continue to Campus Drive, turn right and proceed to the Merritt Campus.

Bus #54 runs to Merritt on Sundays.

Plan ahead. Carpooling is strongly suggested.

Still not sure how to get there? Look at Maps on

To receive automatic email notification about drawing marathons, please join our Drawing Marathon Group at Yahoo Groups.

1 comment:

Maggie Metcalf said...

Try sketching the ingredients before they are prepared. A grouping of pie ingredients or an arrangement of seasonal vegetables. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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