An Exclusive Gathering

Today’s sketch event took us back to the Hawaiʻi Kai Towne Center. Although the little promenade on its south side offers inviting views across the marina, we were determined to stick to the promise we made at our previous event, which was to honor the “urban” in “urban sketchers” and document ordinary scenes and everyday life, rather than postcard-worthy vistas. We only succeeded partly. Somehow palm trees and sparkling bodies of water have a way of inserting themselves into almost every view around here!

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

Make sure to mark your calendars for our next event, our local contribution to Urban Sketchers’ global sketchwalk in celebration of USk’s 10th anniversary!

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Boats and Beyond

Koko Marina Center did not disappoint as sketching subjects presented themselves in abundance. The vivid colors of the marina in front of a moody backdrop of ominous dark clouds. Tourists, diners, shoppers, divers, and––of course––boats up close. Many new faces joined the sketching fun––and those clouds never shed a drop of rain.

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

See you at our next event on March 4 at Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden!

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A Morning on the Towne

Yesterday morning, we gathered in the courtyard of Hawaii Kai Towne Center for two hours of leisurely sketching. The weather was perfect and the venue provided ample shade and seating under beach umbrellas. Attendance reached double digits, and we saw several new faces.

We assembled at 11:00 a.m. to share our accomplishments. Many of us sketched Koko Crater and the Hawaii Kai Marina Bridge (the most prominent views), as usual employing different approaches and techniques. We yet again found ourselves marveling at the artwork on display, but noticed too late that we should take better advantage of the group’s diversity to actively learn from each other. In our next meeting we would like to encourage participants to share their choices of scene, composition, media, etcetera to increase the educational aspect of our get-togethers. Next time!

So, mark your calendars, we’ll be out again on September 12. Location to be announced soon!

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