Sketch in your style: Wisconsin Keller Waterfall

Enjoy sketching with our group…. online, from anywhere. Just send your art to us or post it on Instagram using #SketchWisWaterfall or just #SketchWis

If you are in central Wisconsin, little Keller Lake in northern Waupaca County has a wonderful waterfall. It is at the dam, and is easy to miss unless you watch for the distinctive stone work where the road crosses it at the far end of the lake in the park.
Keller Lake is on County G, northeast of Big Falls in the northern part of Waupaca county.
https://www.lake-link.com/wisconsin-lakes/waupaca-county/keller-lake/5747/

Whether you go in person or sketch from these photos, post it yourself on Instagram using the hashtag #sketchwismayflowers or just #sketchwis somewhere in your posting. or send it to us at OpenAirSketchGroup@gmail.com or just keep it to yourself. Anyone can view the accumulating sketches by searching for that hashtag in Instagram. Or watch here and we’ll post what accumulates in two weeks.

We will post more Waupaca, Wisconsin photos for you to work on twice a month during this time of social distancing instead of meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month as we normally have done.

Anyone is welcome : friends of friends, any skill level, any style;  pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, chalk, sun prints, 3D, clay, iPad, camera/ phone…. whatever. Check older postings for a look at previous outings.  This sketch group is part of the Urban Sketchers, a worldwide association of folks who gather in groups to sketch together without fees, with the goal to put on paper what is in front of them and share it with others.   See http://www.urbansketchers.org/  
Join us regularly or just now and then.  You are always welcome.

Stay well. Stay aware.

Comments or requests? email Jan O or me at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

And if you have gotten this far and are still reading, the image below has been photoshopped to push the color, which sometimes helps artists to see detail that would have been more apparent if painting onsite. Click for larger view

Open air Sketching–Aerial View of lakes, Waupaca, WI

Chain O Lakes Waupaca
Open Air Sketching
Plein Air

Sketching or painting in the open air? This may not be your normal venue, but why not attempt an aerial view of the Chain O Lakes in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Sketch realistically or stretch your imagination and send us the results for posting. Use this photo as a take off point (no pun, of course) for creating. Pastels, watercolor, oil, acrylics, gauche, it doesn’t matter. With restrictions on travel, the UrbanSketchersWaupacaWI are posting photos this summer to work from rather than meeting in person for open air sketching.

Post on Instagram using the tag #SketchWisLakes or just send it to us for posting at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

July 11, 2020 Open Air sketching: Waupaca, WI

Three pieces of art from the photo below. Lovely contrasts in style and medium.
Shadow Lake, Waupaca, WI from the dock at the Bowersox Park on the southwest end of the lake

Sketch in person or from these photos and post on IG using #SketchWis and/or #SketchWisClouds

In normal times we meet together on the second Saturday mornings of every month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketch on location, often in places you might not think to try on your own.  During 2020 we are posting photos of events and locations twice a month so everyone may feel comfortable participating, either at the location or from their studios. Anyone is welcome, any skill level, any style, any medium. Post your sketches on Instagram using #SketchWis or #SketchWisClouds or send it to us at OpenAirSketchGroupATgmailDOTcom and we will do the posting.

June 27 & 28, 2020 sketching: Wisconsin horse Riding competition

Sketch in person or from these photos and post on IG using #SketchWis and/or #sketchwisBarrel

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Sketching event: Over Yonder’s Barrel racing competition on Saturday and Sunday June 27 & 28, 2020 north of Waupaca, Wisconsin at the intersection of Blueberry Rd and County B. You’ll find you can watch from your car, or at the fence from a lawn chair. Enjoy sketching the horses and riders or the equipment and trailers. It’s also a lovely area with classic farm buildings on nearby farms.

Barrel Racing Flyer

In normal times we meet second Saturdays of every month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketch on location, often in places you might not think to try on your own.  During 2020 we are posting photos of events and locations twice a month so everyone may feel comfortable participating. Anyone is welcome, any skill level, any style: pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, chalk, sun prints, 3D, clay, iPad, camera/ phone…. whatever. Post your art on Instagram using #sketchwis or #SketchWisBarrelRacing or send it to us and we will do the posting.

June 13, 2020 sketching: Symco, Wis Tractor Pull

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Sketching event: Symco’s Threshermans’ Club’s June Tractor Pull on Saturday June 13, 2020 just north of Manawa, Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

https://symcoutc.com/Tractor_Pulls.html

In normal times we meet second Saturdays of every month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketch on location, often in places you might not think to try on your own.  During 2020 we are posting photos of events and locations so everyone may feel comfortable participating. Anyone is welcome, any skill level, any style: pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, chalk, sun prints, 3D, clay, iPad, camera/ phone…. whatever. Post your art on Instagram using #sketchwis or #SketchWisTractorPull or send it to us and we will do the posting.

Sketch in your style: Wisconsin Trillium and Peonies

Enjoy sketching with our group…. online, from anywhere. Just send your art to us or post it on Instagram using #sketchwisMayFlowers or just #sketchwis

Some of the results of #sketchWisMayFlowers

If you are in central Wisconsin trillium are lovely this year. Sketch one of these, or sketch the peony if ready need some saturated color in your life! Then send it to us at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com or post it yourself on Instagram using the hashtag #sketchwismayflowers or just #sketchwis somewhere in your posting. Anyone can view the accumulating sketches by searching for that hashtag in Instagram. Or watch here and we’ll post what accumulates in two weeks.

We will post more Waupaca, Wisconsin photos for you to work on twice a month. If plein air painting is too public for you, this is THE TIME to enjoy the process, share the results, and not worry about someone looking over your shoulder.

Stay well. Stay aware.

Comments or requests? email Jan O or me at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

Sketching at Home: Wisconsin Spring Barn

Enjoy sketching with our group…. online, from anywhere. Just send us a photo of your art created from these photos or post it on Instagram using #sketchwisbarn or just #sketchwis

This is a beautiful farm setting. It’s located west of the village of Scandinavia, WI and the spring colors are just the thing we need right now after the grays and blues of winter. Here are two different views.. just as if we were all there choosing our own spot to work from… Please send or post your efforts — we’ll all in this together.
Upload to Instagram using #SketchWis or #SketchWisBarn or email it to us at OpenAirSketchGroup@gmail.com

What a wonderful time to create some art. Sketch or paint, in any medium, abstract or photo-realistic or something in between. Then send it to us at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com or post it yourself on Instagram using the hashtag #sketchwisbarn or just #sketchwis somewhere in your posting. Anyone can view the accumulating sketches by searching for that hashtag in Instagram. Or watch here and we’ll post what accumulates in two weeks.

We will post more Waupaca, Wisconsin photos for you to work on twice a month. If plein air painting is too public for you, this is THE TIME to enjoy the process, share the results, and not worry about someone looking over your shoulder.

Stay well. Stay aware.

Comments or requests? email Jan O or me at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

Sketch in your style: SandHill Cranes

Enjoy sketching with our group…. online, from anywhere. Just send your art to us or post it on Instagram using #sketchwiscranes or just #sketchwis

Here are some of the resulting pieces of art that were uploaded on Instagram using #SketchWis or #SketchWisCranes

If you are in central Wisconsin even if you can’t get out hiking, you certainly have been hearing the cranes this past week. Sketch or paint, in any medium, abstract or photo-realistic or something in between. Then send it to us at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com or post it yourself on Instagram using the hashtag #sketchwiscranes or just #sketchwis somewhere in your posting. Anyone can view the accumulating sketches by searching for that hashtag in Instagram. Or watch here and we’ll post what accumulates in two weeks.

We will post more Waupaca, Wisconsin photos for you to work on twice a month. If plein air painting is too public for you, this is THE TIME to enjoy the process, share the results, and not worry about someone looking over your shoulder.

Stay well. Stay aware.

Comments or requests? email Jan O or me at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

Stay-At-Home Sketching Covered Bridge, Waupaca, WI, March 14, 2020

Enjoy sketching with our group…. online. From anywhere. Just send it to us or post on Instagram using #sketchwisbridge

You can still enjoy sketching with a group: stay at home or stay in your car and sketch this covered bridge that’s on …Covered Bridge Road in Waupaca, WI. Then send it to us at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com or post it yourself on Instagram using the hashtag #sketchwisbridge somewhere in your posting. Anyone can view the accumulating sketches by searching for that hashtag in Instagram. Or watch here and we’ll post what accumulates in two weeks and later next month. Use a second hashtag #sketchwis to accumulate the corona sketches all together.

We will post more Waupaca, Wisconsin photos for you to work on twice a month. If plein air painting is too public for you, this is THE TIME to enjoy the process, share the results, and not worry about someone looking over your shoulder.

Stay well. Stay aware.

Comments or requests? email Jan O or me at openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

Open Air Sketching Cemetery, Waupaca, WI, March 14, 2020

Whether you are practicing shapes and shadows, looking for some elegant tree forms, or are just ready for an excuse to be outside , join us in Waupaca’s hilly cemetery overlooking Shadow Lake, 936 High Street, Waupaca, WI 54981 in the Lakeside Memorial Park for a morning’s sketch outing 9 AM till 11:30 March 14, 2020.

Sketch in your car or bring a stool and find a view. Anyone is welcome, any skill level, any medium. There’s no sign-up, no stress, no skill expectations, just come and paint or sketch anytime during the morning. Enjoy yourself, enjoy peeking at other’s work, and maybe slip in a bit of conversation.