Sunday, 22 June 2014

Drawing Galway 004 - Quay Street, Galway

We had a fantastic day for our group meet-up. Galway has been sweltering under the influence of our annual week of Summery weather, so we knew it would be warm. Luckily, the temperature dipped down to pleasant but not melting for Sunday, so we proceeded out to Quay Street for our meet-up.

We were mentioned in the Galway Advertiser in the previous month and Roisin delivered an excellent talk in Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, so we knew public interest was piqued, but I think the turn out was beyond our expectations! Jay arrived early and picked an excellent spot under the shade of some small trees just down from the Spanish Arch and we settled in for our drawing day.

You can spot any collection of Urban Sketchers by the folding stools!

In fact, I found several new people by spotting them wandering about with folding stools on their backs! We also got a wonderful reaction from passers-by, everyone was very friendly, with locals, children, tourists and Artists alike all enquiring what were we doing? Are we a group? Is it a class? I have a feeling more people will turn up to join us next time.

Look at everyone, busily sketching away.

Angeline Cooke

Caitriona Ryan

Ruth Campion

Scott Sibbald

Patricia Hehir

Nora Shaughnessy

Roisin Cure

Patricia Kavanagh

Ruth McHugh

Kerry MacLure

Josephine Boland

Jay Penn

Donal Fallon

Philip Barrett

What a great crew on a great day!

Keep an eye on our Facebook Group for more updates, and come join us on the canal walk, Newtownsmith, Galway (behind Born) on July 20th for Drawing Galway 005!