Tuesday, January 24, 2012
We started off nice and early, for a Saturday, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Once you enter the display area you are greeted by Mr. T Rex himself. I had put paint on a few pages of my sketchbook the night before so I just added the ink drawing on top. (Thanks Lisbon workshop "Lining Over Color")
In another part of the Museum is the Foucault Pendulum. It is hanging from a wire about 3 stories tall and swings around a sort of compass design set into the floor. Placed at even intervals around the circle on the floor are wooden pegs. As the pendulum swings it gets closer and closer to the pegs until it finally knocks one over. It takes 10 minutes after knocking down one peg until it hits another peg directly opposite it in the circle. It keeps people mesmerized long enough to catch them in a sketch. There is even a bench conveniently located nearby.
We took a break for lunch and then headed over to the Menil Collection designed by Renzo Piano. I really like their collection of Africa, Oceania, and the Pacific Northwest Coast art.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Today was gray and rainy in Houston so four of us went to the Museum of Natural Science. Naturally we all made a try
at sketching a dinosaur. Later we visited the Menil collection and drew there as well. It was an enjoyable day!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Moveable Type is a mobile print shop built into the back of an old delivery truck. Within these tight quarters, Kyle created an efficient and fully functional shop, with a small table top press for printing smaller work, and a larger proof press, capable of printing larger posters.
Kyle Durrie is proprietor of Power and Light Press, a letterpress studio specializing in inappropriate greeting cards as well as posters, music packaging, and custom stationery.
As you can see from my sketch there was quite a line to go inside the truck and print a poster. We adjourned for Thai food to warm up.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The 5,000-acre refuge is a stop for migratory waterfowl flying between Canada and Mexico. If sufficient water is present, during the winter it hosts tens of thousands of sandhill cranes. The largest number of cranes ever recorded was 250,000, during February, 1981.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Spent a few hours today in the northwest part of the Texas panhandle. This is the first of a couple of sketches that I did on location at the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge. The area is home to migrating sandhill cranes. They begin arriving in december and will remain until March....then they begin their migration to their summer breeding grounds 2500 miles away in northern Canada. Amazing and beautiful bird...not bad eatin' either!
Mark your calendars for the first World Wide Sketch Crawl of the year 2012!