Sketching on location–with Sandy Turner

Sandy Turner has always loved to sketch on location. Have you ever been outside and wished you could just sit down and draw what you see? Well, if you take Sandy’s sketching class on Saturday mornings starting April 1st you can learn how. Sandy wants to share her love, joy and knowledge of how to go about sketching on location.  You can read more about her on her web site

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               Sandy flowers    Sandy Turner at easle doing wc

The first sketch, below left, Sandy did during one of our painting trips to Ogunquit. Notice the difference between it and the drawing on the right. The second drawing is more like a rendering or more finished drawing, more like an illustration that she does for her coloring books. But even something like that starts out more like the drawing on the left.


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The two lighthouse sketches were done years apart,  with different materials and different perspectives but you can see that they are sketches and not renderings. Sketching is fun! Rendering, on the other hand, is more like work. – more like the images in the  coloring books she has been working on of Newburyport, Plum Island, and the Cape.

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After you learn to sketch then you may want to add a watercolor wash like Sandy did below. They sure look like she had fun doing them. Sandy did them in Argentina.

Give us a call at 978-462-5366 or email if you would like to join Sandy sketching around town.

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Thanks for reading and I hope we hear from you real soon.

About Pat

I love painting and teaching and I have owned The Artists Playground, in Newburyport for over 25 years.
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