Monday, July 13, 2009

23rd World Wide Sketch Crawl

Saturday Orlando artists gathered for the 23rd World Wide Sketch Crawl. I got up to go to the event before the sun was up and I arrived at the Red Pagoda where early birds were to meet at just a few minutes after 7AM. Several artists were already out and sketching namely Karen Cali, Kristen Pauline and Glen Ward. We all talked for a few minutes, I handed out crawl course maps and then we scattered and started sketching. While I was doing this sketch several other artists could be seen as they arrived and started sketching. When I started the sketch the sun was low on the horizon and I was in the shade of some trees but within minutes I was in the direct sun and squinting into the bright light. I was on a small peninsula that juts into Lake Eola and all around me geese and ibis were swimming and diving down for food under water. By the time I was ready to head to the next stop, about 10 artists had gathered and were sketching away. Although I didn't do a perfect job of keeping track of everyone, I believe altogether about 22 artists showed up at different legs of the crawl that day. That is an amazing turnout! A reporter and photographer from the Orlando Sentinel came out early and interviewed all the artists that were on hand at this early hour.

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