Atlanta, Georgia, USA [now with results]

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA [now with results]

Post by debora » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:41 pm

Anybody interested in sketching in the Atlanta area? Downtown Decatur is always good.
Also Old Mill Park in Roswell (ruins of an old textile mill by big creek) and the historic houses nearby are interesting (and challenging to draw), if that isn't too far.
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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by erlingingi » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:36 pm

Sounds good! I'm pretty sure I can make it. I'm more interested in downtown Decatur or somewhere by MARTA since I can't count on having a car. :thumbup:

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by Kmcgah » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:37 am

I am interested! There are good areas around Kirkwood, Oakland Cemetary, Candler Park, Inman Park, etcetera. If we go further out I could pick up erling.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by debora » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:08 pm

Oakland Cemetery sounds great to me. Can anyone suggest a convenient meeting place there where we can sketch while we wait for others to show up?
http://www.oaklandcemetery.com/

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by Kmcgah » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:16 pm

There is a visitor's center we could meet at. I am not sure that is the exact name if the building but you get the idea!

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by Kmcgah » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:35 pm

Any suggestions on the best time to meet?

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by debora » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:27 am

Any time is OK for me.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by Kmcgah » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:31 am

1:30 or later is best for me. I am busy in the morning. If others want to start earlier I can just meet you there.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by tnye » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:21 pm

I'd love to join-in too, it's been a LONG time and Oakland Cemetery is one of my favorite places. Afternoon is good for me too.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by debora » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:16 pm

Just checked the weather forecast: low of 19 Friday night, mostly sunny with a high near 48 on Saturday (but breezy). Afternoon certainly looks preferable to morning!

So at 1:30 I'll be sitting outside the Visitors Center/Bell Tower drawing something and looking for other people with sketchbooks or paint boxes.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by erlingingi » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:03 pm

see you there! I might be a bit late

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by tnye » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:39 am

There's a great coffee shop/bakery, Octane,' across the street (Memorial) behind Six Feet Under, if you need something hot!

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by Kmcgah » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:56 pm

I will be there also. Thanks for the " something hot" tip- I might need it!

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Post by erlingingi » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:06 pm

A group of sketchers met at the Oakland cemetery in Atlanta for Sketchcrawl 42. We had a record turnout of 6 people this time. It was a cold day even though the sun was shining. I managed to do a quick watercolor and pencil sketch of a tomb before a few of us retreated to a cafe to warm up and sketch indoors where I pulled out my ipad and did a quick study of a coffee cup using Artrage.

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Re: Atlanta, Georgia, USA [now with results]

Post by debora » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:34 am

Three of us didn't have enough sense to join Erling for coffee, but kept on drawing just outside the visitors' center.

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Oakland Cemetery by debora000, on Flickr

After I finished this sketch I wasn't sufficiently chilled, so I went to the nearby MLK historic site and drew until 5 pm. I colored it later at home.

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Birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. by debora000, on Flickr

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