Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sketching at Starbucks

I went to the Lake Oswego Festival of Arts today (great show!) ...and I took a break at a Starbucks,  taking up residence for a little while in cushy leather chair to sneakily sketch some people. Isn't it nice that Starbucks provides such nice seating and interesting people to draw. I like the Pitt pens that I bought recently.

Now what about YOU..did you have a good Sunday? Were you involved in anything artful today?






(Top & Bottom Photos) Sketches: Celeste Bergin, People at Starbucks, ink on 6 x 9 paper

15 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Great sketches! You definitely capture their unique personalities. Do people ever get annoyed when they see you sketching them?

martinealison said...

Merci pour cet aparté de votre vie... et vos croquis. J'aime aussi utiliser à mes heures les crayons Pit... histoire de délier le poignet et de prendre sur le vif des sujets.
Gros bisous

Jane said...

Hi Celeste. It is always fun observing and sketching people, I often do the sketching in the tram in Milan, which is difficult, because it is so small, I don't really want the person to realize I am sketching them, so most of the time I end up doing somebody reading :-)

AutumnLeaves said...

Nicely done, Celeste. The top lady looks like my husband's sisters (at least two of them, anyway). I wish I could loosen up and just draw. I'm always so danged tightfisted when it comes to even sketching.

Dean H. said...

Really nice "in the moment" sketches, Celeste!
I have sketched people on different occasions...I tended to feel a bit bashful/guilty, though. I know it's something I should just get over and do a lot more sketching.
I have Pitt Pens too, and love 'em.

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste,
I like your B&W! U're so gorgeous in the photo. Good on ye! I still do not like a pen. Aahaha, I went to a "pub" and sketched people, as you already saw at my blog. Let's enjoy our lives fully!! Have a wonderful week.
Cheers&smile,Sadami

IronBear138 said...

Nice work, Celeste. We often go to the many art festivals here in Florida. BTW, Coffee is life! :)

Linda Popple said...

Love your sketches, Celeste!

Kim said...

Ah...so fresh and immediate - I LOVE them!

billspaintingmn said...

The local coffee house,(Wilde roast) just moved a few blocks, and now overlooks St, Anthoney Falls and Nicollet Island. I will give this a try. Sounds fun!

Sketching is something I mean to do more than I do!

Great post Celeste! Your sketches
can be future paintings.

Dan Kent said...

Hah! Ain't it wonderful?! Great sketches! I like the idea of using grey and black.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Great sketches. One day, I'm going to the bar and sketch Happy Hour. (We don't have a coffee house.)

L.W.Roth, said...

Drinking coffee and sketching,what a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Your sketches show your pleasure.

Tim Robinson said...

Nice observations.

Gregg Biggs said...

When I was growing up, there was a man who was obviously dragged to church by his wife, and he sketched everyone in the congregation. He never shared his portraits, but I spied one of me once over his shoulder. It seemed like the perfect way to act up in church without making a sound.