Grace Cathedral

Laurie Wigham arranged a wonderful sketchcrawl in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. Jane Blundell and Liz Steel were both in San Francisco that day and it was a wonderful way for San Francisco Bay Area Sketchers to sketch with our usk friends that live just a short hop away across the Pacific. And we had Shiho Nakaza join us from Los Angeles for the weekend too!

We started at Grace Cathedral. Facing the huge rose window, I wanted to capture that feeling that I’d end up with a crick in my neck if I looked up at those vaulted ceilings.
grace_cathedral1

One more sketch inside, this time looking across from one side of the church to the other, admiring the stained glass.
grace_cathedral2

My kids sketched with me that day, which is always fun. One drew the rose window, the other a complicated view of the labyrinth on the floor , with the stained glass throwing colors onto it.
all-sketchchurch

One more quick sketch of the view outside the church, looking towards a street so steep it very suddenly disappears from your view. Can’t call it much of a sketch except that I enjoyed doing that zebra crossing.
grace_cathedral3

Later that afternoon, many of us gathered at Lafayette Park for a little picnic (and more sketching, of course).sfo
sfo3

Here’s my sketch of that view.
grace_cathedral4_lafayette

And then it was evening, and that gloriously warm day in San Francisco suddenly turned blustery and cold, so we packed up and headed home.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
This entry was posted in Close to home, san franciso and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Grace Cathedral

  1. sirithiri says:

    Your work is always stunning, full of perfect color and always a “living” energy! I love your blog and your details of place and process…thanks a million..

    Like

  2. barbganias says:

    Beautiful sketches of a beautiful place.

    Like

  3. So wonderful that your kids went sketching with you!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s