May 24, 2009
Getty Sketching Gallery
Today Sean and I spent most of the day at the Getty Museum to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the day we met. We traditionally have a picnic somewhere nice and usually end up playing some Scrabble. I addition to our picnic in the Getty garden, we spent some time in the galleries. One area, the sketching gallery, is set up to allow anyone to go and draw or paint. Sculptures are set up in the center of the room and paintings (which change periodically) are set up around the outside. The museum attendants provide drawing boards, large pieces of paper, little kits with charcoal, sepia, white, and graphite pencils and an eraser, and kind words of encouragement. It was a really nice experience and I recommend visiting this gallery next time you're at the Getty. Here's one of the drawings I did there this morning. I neglected to write down the name of the sculptor, but the piece was created in the 1700's.