Wednesday, January 10, 2007
A Date For the Senses
My husband and I recently celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. The actual date was January 1st, but we didn't really have a chance to celebrate until this past Saturday when Wade treated me to an evening of dinner and the symphony! We had an absolutely delectable dinner at Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle, walked across the street to enjoy some scrumptious Gelato at Gelatiamo, then walked across the street again (this is a fabulous intersection!) to Benaroya Hall and a wonderful progam of Romantic composers. Though the entire program was just wonderful, the highlight had to be Samuel Barber's Cello Concerto, Op. 22 with Mark Kosower as the soloist (see above sketch of cellist). The other sketch if of the fellow playing the bass clarinet, is Larey McDaniel, who also happens to be the very talented photographer who photographs my artwork (a man of many talents).
I did the sketches during the Barber piece. It was a kind of challenge to myself to sketch in public. I'm very shy about it and I'd like to get over that. Sketching is such a pleasure, and and artistic necessity, and I hate that I let my worries over how I look to other people stop me from engaging in it. I think these sketched turned out pretty good, especially considering how high up we were, and how much musicians move while they're performing.
Tags: symphony, music, gelato, Seattle, art, cello, sketching