Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Art Deco Weekend Classic Car Show

Art Deco Weekend is the longest running free community cultural festival in South Beach Miami. Orlando Urban Sketchers, Tampa Urban Sketchers and Miami Urban Sketchers teamed up to offer free demos and sketch walks during the festival. The Breakwater Hotel was one of the buildings that was on the sketch walk I hosted. Walking up and down Ocean Avenue I became infatuated with this car parked in front of the Breakwater.

The owner sat in a lawn chair behind his car and other car owners chatted with him for the longest time. A guy and his girlfriend sat on the grass in front of me while I sketched. When they got back up, the guy asked what I was doing. I think he suspected I might be drawing his girl. When he saw the sketch of the car he offered a compliment. He turned to his girlfriend and brushed her butt with his hand saying, "Your dirty." He did this three more times, laughing as they walked away. At the outdoor patio across the street, guests were enjoying drinks and "The Best Cuban Food" at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine South Beach which is also known as the "Cathedral of Cuban Mojitos." Now I kind of wish I had ordered a drink to sip while I sketched.

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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