Thursday, January 23, 2020

Art Deco Weekend VIP Photo Booth

At the Art Deco Weekend VIP Reception, I decided to do a second sketch of the Photo Booth which was in an old air stream trailer. Guest in 1920 outfits would stand n line waiting for their photo opportunity. Once inside they would sit at the back of the trailer and have their picture taken.

Charlotte, one of the event organizers stopped by our table to chat. Her father lives in Toulouse France and is trying to get an Urban Sketching group organized. Pam offered advice on ho to get a group off the ground. In the background the art deco buildings were illuminated a bright green and hard to define orange violet color.

Greg Bryla another Orlando Urban Sketcher was documenting the event as well. His focus was on capturing as many people in costumes as he could in one sketch. He complained bout my digital medium because it seemed unfair tat I could see what I was working on since the screen was illuminated. He worked traditionally on paper and had to guess at some points since he could not really see the page in the dark. As e were leaving I used my cell phone flashlight to see what he had created and it was impressive. He was having a conversation with a gentleman in a top hat about art, so we just waived goodbye and headed back to the hotel. It started raining as we walked back and we dashed from awning to awning to try and keep from getting soaked.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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