Open Air Sketching Jan 12, 2019: Frozen Lakes at King Veterans Home

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Next sketching event: Marden Center, Wis Veterans Home at King, Saturday Jan. 12, 2018, 9:15 AM till noon. Inside sketching opportunities: Views of snow covered Rainbow Lake; OR from-your-car or seated outside:  the lake, of course, but also the vacant Victorian Cottages and Commandant’s House by famous architect William Waters. Marden Center has 3 levels with large windows and seating on all levels.  Plus a coffee shop.  Click for map.  Address: N2665 Cty. Rd QQ King, WI 54946  (Go south of Waupaca’s intersection of Hwy 10/54 on QQ). Gate B.

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.  Join us for an hour or two of sketching and maybe a little bit of quiet conversation.

Questions? Contact Peg or Jan O. at: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

Keep King in mind for summer time sketching as well:  There are free water ski shows right out front Saturdays.  Great spot.

 

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Cottages: only ghosts remain.

 

 

 

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Open Air Sketching: SilverMist, Waupaca, WI ( and some at the Red Mill)

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Next sketching event: Silver Mist Garden Center, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018, 9:15 AM till noon, on Hwy 22 just south of Waupaca, WI.   Inside sketching opportunities: Garden decorations, poinsettia, watering cans, pots and containers… & kitsch.

We meet every second Saturday 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.

Questions? Contact Peg or Jan at: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

Here are some results of the morning:

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Above wheel sketched in the car, then tinted in Photoshop where the watercolors don’t freeze.

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And because of the chill in the greenhouse (malfunctioning furnace),  some went to an alternate location: the Red Mill.  See below:

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Open Air Sketching : Back to the 50’s at Greg’s Speed Shop

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Sketching event: Back to the 1950s Nov 10, 2018, 9:15 AM, Saturday, at Greg’s hot rod shop E4259 East Gate Drive, Waupaca, WI.  Inside sketching opportunities: old filing station items, old signs, “mid-century” kitchen; hats, shoes, aprons, dresses, and suits from the 1950s,  and hot rods under restoration.

Join us for coffee and muffins at Greg’s even if you aren’t sketching on this go-around…   and on second Saturdays of every month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketching or whatever for a couple hours with some conversation along the way. Bring a friend. Slow your pace.

Directions for Nov 10: From Hwy 10, take County A, just east of Fleet farm. Go south on A and turn east towards Appleton on the Eastgate frontage road.. Don’t turn onto the on-ramp for Hwy 10 by mistake. Greg’s Speed Shop is directly across from the Waupaca airport. Map.

Questions? Contact Peg or Jan at: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

Open Air Sketching Report: Rural, Wi;

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Sketching event: Oct 13, 2018, 9:00 AM, Saturday, in Rural Wisconsin.  Park at the old store at the intersection of Main and Cleghorn just north of the bridge.  Or stay warmer and use your car as a studio. Sketching opportunities: water cascade, old bridges, historic homes from the stagecoach era, water reflections.  To get to the village of Rural, take Hwy 22 South a short distance from Waupaca, WI and turn east on Rural Road.

Join us on second Saturdays of the month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketching or whatever for a couple hours with some conversation along the way. Bring a friend; pass the word.

Contact Peg or Jan at: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

The art below is from the Rural sketching outing Oct 6, 2018

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See the painting below and others by Jane at the Riverfront and Q Gallery …OPENING RECEPTION FRI NOV 9, 2018, from 5 to 7.

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Open Air Sketching: Hidden Studios

Hidden Studios Tour sketching photos below.

Though the Hidden Studios Art ToDSC06300 6thur doesn’t fall on a 2nd Saturday, when others have done the prep work,  we’re all for taking advantage: the three-day Hidden Studios Art Tour opens 10 studios to the public just once a year, the Cemetery Association at South New Hope knows just the right time to hold a pie social, and Mother Nature provides the wonderful fall color backdrop.   Sketch at Sharon Fujimoto’s glass blowing studio 10491 Trout Creek Road, Amherst Junction, WI 54407 at 10 AM Saturday and then skip over to the church for some pie and another sketch at 11:30 AM, and finish off with an autumn sketch of the barn on Co T and Bestul Rd. a mile south of the church… always a beautiful color spot.  Design your own route, if you wish, but do stop for pie between 11:30-12:30 to compare notes on the morning’s painting spots.

 

Join us on second Saturdays of the month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketching or whatever for a couple hours with some conversation along the way. Bring a friend; pass the word.

Contact Peg or Jan at: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

The photos below are from the Hidden Studios Tour sketching Oct 6, 2018

Glassblowing:

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Above: fall color and a cell tower.  (Cell tower?!  See James Gurney’s challenge.)

And, of course, the 20+ varieties of pies at South New Hope..    Not just cherry, pumpkin and apple:    Mine was Pear-Cranberry-Ginger….  great for painting. …

but I still regret not getting the Guinness-Chocolate-Oatmeal.

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Open Air Sketching: Hidden Studios

DSC06300 6thThough the Hidden Studios Art Tour doesn’t fall on a 2nd Saturday, when others have done the prep work,  we’re all for taking advantage: the three-day Hidden Studios Art Tour opens 10 studios to the public just once a year, the Cemetery Association at South New Hope knows just the right time to hold a pie social, and Mother Nature provides the wonderful fall color backdrop.   Sketch at Sharon Fujimoto’s glass blowing studio 10491 Trout Creek Road, Amherst Junction, WI 54407 at 10 AM Saturday and then skip over to the church for some pie and another sketch at 11:30 AM, and finish off with an autumn sketch of the barn on Co T and Bestul Rd. a mile south of the church… always a beautiful color spot.  Design your own route, if you wish, but do stop for pie between 11:30-12:30 to compare notes on the morning’s painting spots.

Next sketching event (actual 2nd Saturday): Oct 13, 2018, 9:00 AM till noon, Saturday, in Rural, WI.  Sketching opportunities: water cascade, historic houses and barns, old bridges, leaf reflections in still water, and an old cemetery.

Join us on second Saturdays of the month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketching or whatever for a couple hours.

Contact Peg or Jan at: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

 

 

Open Air Sketching: South Park Waupaca

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Next sketching event: Sept 8, 2018, 9:00 AM, Saturday, at Brainard’s Bridge, 711 Bailey St   Waupaca, WI 54981. (map) Sketching opportunities: river rapids, foot bridges, water and rock reflections. There’s convenient parking — you can paint from your car, in fact, and if not painting, it’s a great picnic area.

Join us on second Saturdays of the month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketching or whatever for a couple hours.

Contact Peg or Jan at: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

The photos below are from the South Park sketch outing , August 2018

 

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Open Air Sketching: Indian Crossing

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Next sketching event: Aug 11, 2018, 9:30 AM, Saturday, at South Park’s Hutchinson House at the south end of Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981. Sketching opportunities: tall trees, rail fence, picket fence, 1854 historic house and its interior museum of antique household items,  lake shore swimming beach, fishing pier, park fountain….   pretty setting, convenient parking.

Join us on second Saturdays of the month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketching or whatever for a couple hours.

Contact Peg or Jan at: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

The photos below are from the Indian Crossing Casino sketch outing , July 14th, 2018

 

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For more information about the July sketch outing at the Indian Crossing click this link for the 2018 July flyer Indian Crossing Casino .

 

 

Open Air Sketching: Garden Art Walk

Garden Walk Photos below.

Next sketching event:DSC09529ltICC med July 14, 2018, Saturday, at  Indian Crossing Casino in the heart of Waupaca’s Chain O Lakes:  2018 July flyer Indian Crossing Casino  E1171 County Rd Q, Waupaca, WI 54981

Join us on second Saturdays of the month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketching or whatever for a couple hours.

Contact Peg or Jan at: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

The photos below are from the Waupaca Garden Walk Art Stroll, June 23th.

 

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For July’s sketching morning at the Indian click for our 2018 July flyer Indian Crossing Casino and join us July 14, 2018

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Waupaca Historic Depot Sketching

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June 23, 2018, Saturday, at Waupaca Wis: meet at 9 AM at the 726 Wesley Garden in Waupaca or follow your own route   “Garden Walk and Art Stroll”

The photos on this posting are from the outing at the Waupaca Depot, June 9th, 2018.

It was a morning of watercolor, ink, pencil, YUPO, conversations, pastels, information, & chuckles.

Join us on second Saturdays of the month. No stress, no sign up, no fees, just sketching or whatever for a couple hours.

Contact: openairsketchgroup@gmail.com

Some made a bit of progress on the  Direct Watercolor Challenge #30x30DirectWaterColor2018

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 For this depot sketching day see our    2018 June flyer