|7/25/19 Amsterdam skyline sketched from the air-conditioned NEMO museum cafe|
|I heard that temps topped out at|
107 degrees in some parts of the Netherlands.
|7/27/19 Skipping a sketchwalk, I made more sketches from|
NEMO's air-conditioned cafe.
|7/24/19 USk President Amber Sausen addresses the|
700+ participants at the opening reception (plus a few
bikes and the Zuiderkerk entrance facade).
|Opening day reception (I'm sweating already, and the heatwave|
is only getting started!)
|7/22/19 Zuiderkerk, formerly a historic church |
and now an event venue, was the symposium headquarters.
|Norberto demos his composition principles.|Thumbnails made at the pedestrian bridge near
the NEMO Science Museum.
Workshop exercises. The lower one is my favorite
of the workshop: a strong foreground element
that leads the eye upward to the rest of the sketch.
|Nina gave us a well-prepared and |
Exploring the "rule of thirds" with thumbnails 7/26/19 workshop exercise (I was trying for a triangle
of elements -- the sign, the dark shadows under the
vehicles, the building -- but then I couldn't resist putting
in the crane, which weakened my composition.
|7/29/19 This "farewell" sketch I made shortly before I left Amsterdam|
incorporates composition ideas I learned from both Norberto
and Nina. It's one of my favorites from the trip.
|7/27/19 A few small sketches I made during a sketchwalk.|
|7/26/19 After leaving a demo early because I couldn't|
handle the heat, I retreated to an air-conditioned
hotel, where I was able to sketch Rembrandt's statue
from the bar.
|7/26/19 Ben and Gary at a drink & draw. Both|
from Hong Kong, they are excited that their local
USk group will be hosting the 2020 symposium!
|Herding cats: Organizers try to gather us for the final group photo.|
|Inside the enormous Muziekgebouw, where the closing |
reception was held.
|I won Jane Blundell's beautiful painting of|
Zuiderkerk at the silent auction!
|Seattle USk at the closing reception! Front and center is Gabi, our modest founder, who started all of this! Unfortunately, only about half the Seattle participants made it into this photo. . .|