I am very fortunate to be able to teach at the fabulous Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles. It's a long drive to get there as I live in the desert a little over two hours away, but the experience is worth it. I have been asked by the Getty to teach their "Sketching in the Garden" program for the summer. It's a free program offered to the public on the first and third Friday evenings in July and August. We start at six o'clock at the top of the beautiful sunken garden designed by artist Robert Irwin. After a short demonstration and lecture of techniques we venture down into the garden to sketch whatever speaks to us at the moment. The class also covers journaling and writing skills and the shared sketches and thoughts are the highlight of the critique. But as the last two classes were ending at dusk, the coastal fog, so common this time of year in Southern California, came creeping in to create this beautiful image. The Getty is an architectural wonder but the blanket of fog added a new dimension.
"A Foggy Day" © Kathy Dunham 2008