An Evening Among Art Lovers

A couple of week ago, I sketched live at an event held by the Boy Scouts honoring Diane Brandenburg, one of the Bay Area’s most prominent philanthropists. It was an open-ended assignment from a client I’ve had a super time working for before: All I was told was to turn up and sketch.

My first sketch of the evening was of the jazz musicians, who arrived first to the party, Duo Gadjo.

Diane Brandenburg is also an artist and a patron of the arts, so some people came dressed as their favorite artist. In the foreground is Bob Ross and two Fridas in conversation.

A nice guest took a few pictures of me as I sketched that evening.

These two sketches are the presenting of colors by the scouts and the media crew filming the event. As a part of the group working that night (I was here on assignment) I got to see how hard everyone works behind the scenes to make events like this a success.

Back after the presentations, I found a quiet corner and sketched the pianist, Samer Fanek.

I thought I was done for the night and was packing up as the guests said their goodbyes and left. But I just had to pull out my sketchbook when this lady came over to say goodbye to Diane and they held hands and chatted like long lost friends.Turns out that she is Diane’s friend from more than 70 years ago!

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to An Evening Among Art Lovers

  1. Y.B. De Ridder says:

    What is wonderful experience, sketches catching the atmosphere & people perfectly and you & your jacket fit right in!

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  2. Annie says:

    What a lovely, lovely opportunity for you, and not just for your art. You enjoyed that as much as any guest there! What doors our art can open for us, thanks so much for all this sharing you do for us.

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  3. Barbara says:

    It’s always a treat to look forward to seeing your sketches. These are some of my favorites! Thank you soo much for bringing us into your life by sharing your lovely sketches!

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  4. You really captured and sketched some amazing and historic images here so wonderfully, thanks for sharing with us!


  5. keviv says:

    Excellent as always. The more I see your sketches, the more I learn. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

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