Sunday, August 6, 2017

Final Day in Chicago

After the Urban Sketching Symposium a few of us stayed for an additional day. I got up early and went down for breakfast with my roomie before she left for the airport. Then I went down to Dearborn Station which was about 2 blocks from the hotel. 


Before I finished my friends Suzala and Julie joined me.


This area is called Printers Row and the buildings are all quaint. I also did a painting of the Wine Shop while the ladies finished their paintings. I used a bit of the twig painting technique I learned.


 After lunch Julie left us for her flight and Suzala and I headed up to Navy Pier. This is a painting of the only lighthouse in Chicago done from the pier.


Then Suzala and I went up to Riverwalk where we were going to meet Sondrene from Paris and take an architectural boat tour. I had time for a sketch of the DuSable Bridge.


We had a really nice time on the boat tour. 


Of course I sketched a bit on the tour...at least until it got too dark.




The boat tour was a night tour and the scenes were lovely.



It was really a great final day! I regret that we didn't stay a bit longer. There was still quite a bit of Chicago that I would have liked to see.

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful sketches and love the photos! I'm glad you had a good time!!!!

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    1. It really was a lot of fun. Thanks, Hilda.

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  2. Wonderful sketches and photos! What great memories we all have of Chicago. . . I was so impressed by everything I saw. Love that city!

    - Tina

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    1. Thanks, Tina. I have two regrets from the symposium...not having dinner or lunch with you and not staying longer. lol

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  3. That photo of you says it all, Joan!! Your sketches show all you have soaked in from the great workshops you attended. I really love the twig, it must be fun to use. And love the details in your watercolors!

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    1. Celia, thanks so much. Each workshop taught me something special.

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  4. Don't you just love Chicago, it truly is one of the best big cities, and not because I grew up close to it. People are usually polite and friendly. Wonderful sketching and good results. Looks like you and friends had a marvelous time.

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    1. Nelvia, thank you. I really enjoyed Chicago. There was a lot to see, people were nice, the city was clean, the food was good...and I was with like-minded people.

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  5. lovely photos from the boat tour! It was obviously a very productive few days although it sounds like wall to wall sketching - very intense.Thanks for sharing your adventures Joan - it was great!

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    1. Val, thanks. It was intense, but in a good way. It was wall to wall sketching.

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  6. Oh my Joan you certainly captured some lovely sites of Chicago with your sketches as well as your photos. Looks like you enjoyed your visit too. How fun!! Hope you are getting some rest now. Hugs!

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    1. Debbie, thanks. I like to keep busy so this was a dream for me. Have a good week.

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  7. Wow, I’m stupefied by how much you did. You are an energizer bunny! Beautiful sketches.

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