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Saturday, June 28, 2014

As the train pulls away in Fort Worth...

Today's sketch at Fort Worth's T&P Station...this is the afternoon train to Dallas, pulling away as i was finishing the sketch.  A great afternoon with lots of sketch buddies!


High energy with big diesel engines running, bells ringing and whistles blaring...this is the real deal.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Come out to downtown Fort Worth, June 28th!

My friend Veronica Lawlor's lively sketch of the interior of Grand Central in NYC illustrates the creative opportunities for sketching in these grand  old terminal buildings.
June sketching in Fort Worth: Saturday June 28, 2:30-5pm
T&P Lofts, 221 West Lancaster Street

This Saturday I'll be leading another sketch outing in downtown Fort Worth, where we've chosen a venue with both outdoor and indoor (air-conditioned) options!  The Texas and Pacific Passenger Terminal Building—now the T & P Lofts—is a beautiful 1930 art deco/”zig-zag moderne” building that now houses lofts for urban living.  SketchCrawl regulars Tim and Donna Young live in the building, and will host us there.  Sketching opportunities include the magnificent facade of the T & P and the interiors of its Grand Ballroom, passenger waiting areas, the train platform and passenger trains, and unique architectural details galore.  The beautiful Greek Revival Main Post Office is immediately next door as well.  Meet in front of the main building entrance at 2:30PM.

Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome!  We will chat briefly, then disperse to sketch singly, in pairs or groups as you wish.  We’ll reconvene in The Tavern adjacent to the Grand Ballroom at 4:30pm to share sketchbooks and for a group photo, then adjourn for optional social time at The Tavern.  Downtown on-street parking is free on weekends. There’s a free TRE parking lot at the corner of Vickery @ S. Main on the south side of I-30 that has walkways under I-30 to the building.  Questions? Email jim@townscape.com