Back at the San Jose Museum of Art

I was back at SJMA last week to sketch, to view the new show “Other Walks, Other Lines” and to discuss a workshop for early 2019 (more on that as soon as I have details to share).

I started my afternoon at the cafe downstairs. It was early afternoon but the November shadows were already long…

Here’s the finished spread with bits and pieces from the show that caught my eye. I particularly loved the gorgeous sketchbooks of artist Brad Kahlhamer. There’s no sketch of them on this page, but the lovely thing about journaling is that you can draw some things and take notes about others .

To sketch this view of St. Joseph’s Basilica, I used the windows as a grid to place bits of the view into. This piece uses Inktense pencils and a watersoluble graphite pencil only, since you can only work with dry media inside the museum. I figured that this way I leave open the option to create watercolor effects later if I wanted…

We’ll probably work with this among other techniques at our workshop.

2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year with atleast 4 workshops lined up to announce soon… To hear about them as soon as they’re announced, join the mailing list and follow this blog.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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6 Responses to Back at the San Jose Museum of Art

  1. Grace haverty says:

    Love all your work but did not understand when you used window as a grid. Please explain. Thanks


  2. I love the grid… did you add just a few ink lines at the end?? Or just a dark black pencil line? It all looks so great..!

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  3. Karyn says:

    These are so evocative. Hope you and your family are managing okay with all the smoke.

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