It's unbearably hot and humid here...so we all are out the door by 7am to sketch in the slightly cooler mornings, and we try to take a break midday to avoid the heat. Like a sauna, sweating buckets. It's also funny how it takes a few days of sketching to get the feel for the place...how much paint to use, how fast things do or don't dry, how to capture the architecture in a way that's representative of the style here, etc.
I've wandered around this sauna with various groups of sketchers, all really wonderful. Yesterday was a 12 hour day out, picking up various people along the way. So cool how this works as you wander and run into other sketchers.
|Early yesterday morning sketching at Marina by the Bay with|
Liz Steel and Marc Holmes.
|Trees at Marina by the Bay, Singapore. Beyond is the Garden domes, heavily air conditioned to the point of being cold!|
|Last night's laser light show at the trees, with|
the Aussies, Joel from Washington DC,
and Gail Wong and her husband John.
Here is a typical day.
Today, I left at 7:30am with the Australian group, really lovely folks and really really good sketchers.
Thank you, Angela, for help with the photos I need for my lecture!
We had a northern Indian muslim breakfast on the street across from a mosque, ate paratha with eggs and cheese and drank 2 Koppi ice (iced coffees...sadly, this is not Italy, but they were good anyway.)
We sketched there, but I lagged behind and then ran into Matt Brehm passing by, then off to sketch again with Marc Holmes and Liz Steel, only to be joined by Suhita Shirodkar and others...met Don Low, who kindly sat with me while I sketched and he fended off the onlookers. Thanks, Don! Ended up again with Marc and his wife Laurel, Suhita, and Liz (a good chunk of the group going to Cambodia after the symposium.)
|My drinks for dinner time at Satay by the Bay,|
an outdoor food stall area that was GREAT.
Coconut milk and a dragonfruit and something else
exotic smoothy, to wash down the chicken satay.
|This morning's paratha breakfast with the Aussies and Joel, all sketching|
the mosque across the street. And Julia from Costa Rica who joined us
after she walked by.
|One of the sketches from this morning, this is of the other side of the Sultan mosque on a small street of|
colorful Singapore shophouses.
|We were melting by now, 12 noon, sketching with Suhita, Marc, and Liz again,|
and Laurel Holmes herding us cats and snapping this and other photos.