At Whole Foods on a Rainy Day

We finally made it back to Whole Foods! The location was perfect for us on this rainy day: sweeping views of a large grocery store and surrounding urban life, ample parking, and food to recover after a long sketch. At show-and-tell, we talked about vanishing points, digital art tips and tech, ambidextrous sketching, capturing the wet and splashy outdoors, and drawing people (always tricky – Terri is charging ahead, learning from instructional videos during bus commutes!). Also, Joel stunned us with a discreet oil painting setup outfitted with jars, a pallet knife, and a glass tray for mixing. It sounds like he’s in the market for a small, robust easel too. We are looking forward to seeing how the setup develops!

And, as mentioned this morning, Harald thanks everyone for the well wishes and looks forward to joining in on the fun next time!

Happy new year everyone!

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Stay tuned for details about our next event!

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Sketcher Down

We hope that you all had a happy and healthy start to the new year. Unfortunately, one of us did not. Tuesday, Harald was thrown over the handlebars of his bicycle when the front wheel hit a pothole on Manoa Road. Thank you to the many people (tourists and locals alike) who stopped to help him, providing first aid, ice, shade, and plenty of aloha!

As you might expect, I sketched almost every step of his treatment in Queen’s Medical Center’s ER – once I had snagged pen and paper from the nurse’s station.   :)

Harald is recovering at home now but will need a little time before he can sketch again. (He keeps making noises though about joining us on Sunday anyway!)

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at Whole Foods this Sunday!

Next Event!

Happy new year! Join us for the first event of 2020!


Your t-shirts will be ready to pick up at the first event of 2020! Stay tuned for details.

Bishop Museum

For our last sketch event of the year, we visited the Bishop Museum. Show-and-tell featured diverse views of the historic museum buildings and the grounds, but also several attractions from the Pacific and Hawaiian Halls – which prompted many of us to take advantage of this opportunity to stay longer and explore the museum’s extensive collections and exhibits. Thank you to Amber and Bishop Museum for the special sketcher discount!

Happy holiday season!

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Stay tuned for details about our next event in the New Year!

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Reminders for next event (12/7)

Tomorrow is our next event! It will be a great day to sketch … too many subjects and a weatherproof location.    :)

Quick reminder for our sketchers who are not members of Bishop Museum: To receive the discounted admission rate of $11.95 please mention to the ticket seller that you are with “Urban Sketchers O‘ahu”.

Review the event flyer for additional details on parking, etc.

See you tomorrow!

Next Event!