Monday, April 6, 2015

Heinen's Restoration of former Cleveland Trust Bank

Thumbnails from inside the food hall,
so much intricate detail. 
View from the balcony on the second level.
Exterior view from 9th & Euclid.
It was great to spend a few hours and really study the interior restoration of this historic building. I find it's easiest to do quick thumbnails to distill down the intricate details into basic shapes. Then continue on to making the sketches. Beautiful carvings, stained glass and the arched rotunda make this one of Cleveland's jewels and has similarities to Harrod's Food Hall in London.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Euclid Beach Carousel



The Euclid Beach Carousel is restored to immaculate condition. I love the glass house they built around it. Many families were out and enjoying a ride. Sketch and thumbnails done with woodless graphite on Molsekine.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Winter Sketches



Here are a few sketches from the last two sketch outings. We were at Tower City at the end of December, visitors seem to really love the toy soldiers.

In January, looking out to the winter scene at Shaker Square from Deweys Coffee, glad I was inside! Both sketches used General's Woodless Graphite on Moleskine, with a little watercolor.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse





Sketching fun at the Greenhouse near the Cultural Gardens, got to see the poinsettia display set-up and a wedding proposal!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse



Here are 2 pastel drawings by George Czyrba from the last sketch crawl Nov. 30 at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse. He really caught the spirit quickly and finished these in less than an hour!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Sketch Outing

Join us on Sunday, November 30th from 2pm-4pm at the Rockefeller Greenhouse.  The weather outside might be frightening, but inside the greenhouse, it will be nice and cozy.  There is plenty of free parking, but there is limited seating inside, please feel free to bring a stool.  But, as always, be considerate of those who are walking around to visit this great space.

You can find the greenhouse just east of the Cultural Gardens and just south of 90.  The address is:  750 East 88th, Cleveland, OH.

We hope you can make it!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dinosaur at Natural History Museum


Great fall day to be out sketching at the Natural History Museum! My first dinosaur!
Watercolor & woodless graphite on Moleskine.