Trip 2011: USK Lisbon Symposium Day 3 - Part 2

August 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Day 3 continued…


Last year I got pre-post-symposium-syndrome…ie I was sad about it finishing that I was restless and unable to sketch…. not so this time. BUT I desperately need a coffee to keep going (of course a proper cup of tea would have been better but we can’t have everything! )

Lovely time with Omar and Karina (and Tia was nearby too)… but I soon got keen to move on and sketch more!!!!

I really love Praca do Comerico and it was SUCH a buzz to be in the main square of Lisbon with about 300 other sketchers for the sketchcrawl!!! Wow!!

Lovely afternoon sitting in the shade…looking out towards the river on the open side of the square… sketchers everywhere.


Decided just to go wild and sketch whatever, however loosely I felt like using my large brush. Added the small sketch later… this is a very interesting corner view from the square. Was sitting next to Melanie Reim at the time who was also sketching this direction.

Can I do one more sketch… yes!!! Looking towards the end pavilion…oh! there is Omar painting (not that you can tell as my people are too blobby)

Meanwhile Marina sketching the wonderful sketch of me and BB (my facebook profile picture) and I sat next to Filipe(instructor for cityscapes) he was drawing a single bay on the building in the book for Alissa so I thought I would add that to my page. Ran out of time….


Time to go back to the school for the wrap up… (but first a photo with Jim)

(Must be a fire hydrant nearby)


All good things must come to an end…but not quite yet!!!

Lots of photos from the closing reception….

Finally we got some dinner…

I thought that I better attempt some sketches of my friends on the opposite side of the table(aagh!! I am never happy!)…AFTER I had drawn our food. Funny name for a restaurant that serves great local food.

Still sketching….

And taking photos!

And then REALLY finally, I went out to the legendary cafe next to the hotel for a cup of tea. I was really TOO tired for this sketching…

I knew I was out late when the Spanish gang walked in!



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