Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower | Architectural Illustration: | Sketching Workshops: | Sketches: on Instagram at @stephanieabower & | Urban Sketchers Blog Correspondent | Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Monday, June 13, 2016

Kimbell Art Museum, thanks y'all!

A few weeks ago, I contacted Texas sketcher Jim Richards to say I planned to be in his neck of the woods in early June. Although he would be out of the country, he was kind enough to let other North Texas sketchers know, and we set up a date and time to meet last Saturday.

To my utter delight, a large group actually showed up!  It was so very wonderful to make new friends and to have company while I sketched--it brightened what would otherwise be a difficult week.  Even got to do a short demo! Plus the setting, the incredibly beautiful Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth designed by one of the most famous architects of the last century, Louis Kahn, was so inspiring.  It was difficult to do justice to this exquisite building, one we studied a great deal in architecture school. The shape of those elegant barrel vaults was very tough to get right--I actually erased a lot! I would so love to teach a perspective workshop here one day...

My thanks to all the Texas Urban Sketchers--it was wonderful to meet you all.  So amazing about this USk community, instant friends around the globe...

I leave for Italy one week from today to start my summer adventures in Civita, Barcelona, Den Haag, then London and up to Manchester...I'll post as I go and plan to sketch a lot of "Soaring Spaces" on the way.


  1. One of my favorite buildings by one of my favorite architects.... beautifully drawn!

  2. I got your book in the mail today. Just wanted to say it's really well done. Simple and accessible. I took your Craftsy class (Drew the Manhattan bridge). You've really opened things up for me. Thank you!

  3. Also hoping I can take one of your workshops someday. Just so I don't feel like such a creeper writing reviews here and there haha. I promise I'm not a weirdo! (Okay maybe a little).