How fantastic it was to have ten sketchers out on a windy, cold, and occasionally moist Saturday morning to sketch the Oddfellows Hall in Calgary’s downtown. That’s a new record for us. Either none of us have a life or we are passionate about getting out on sketch walks. I think it is the latter.
We greeted friends and welcomed newcomers, who we hope will sign up and join the ranks. As I commented to someone, “ We spot a building or a scene and we say, Gee, I’d like to sketch that.” And then, once we arrive on site, we realize that the subject is far more complex than we originally thought. The Oddfellows Hallwas a lot easier when it was treated as a ‘sketch’ which is what I did. That freed me up to not have to capture every detail of its architecture. The result may not find its way into a frame in my living room, but it does meet the definition of a “sketch.”