Friday, June 5, 2009

Environmental Sketching at Wendy Park

I am really excited about this Saturday's sketch crawl. Not only is Wendy Park a unique and relaxing location, but it is one of those hidden locations that feels like you are a part of something special because you are there.

The park represents one of the key portions of parkland along the lakefront that will be connected by the Ohio & Erie Canal's Towpath Trail. Wendy Park itself has a master plan for redevelopment, but it still offers a completely different view of the skyline than most Clevelanders have seen and is an interesting contrast to the industry that surrounds it.

Getting there
As I mentioned, Wendy Park is hidden. Click on the map below to get a view of how to get there.

Sketching the USS Cod

The USS Cod was a great location to sketch. Intimidating, but a great location! It is hard to believe that so many men would patrol on that sub.

Paul Farace and some of the "crew" graciously hosted us for a tour of the sub and told us the history and background stories of restorting this WWII relic. I spent the majority of my time sketching the Galley (that's kitchen for all ye land lovers). Don't ask me my I just lapsed into Pirate.

It seems like I've been posting more pictures on this Cleveland Sketch Crawl blog than sketches. I promise to change that. I have to scan in my sketches. Which reminds me, if any of you that have attending the Cleveland Sketch Crawl haven't sent in your sketches, please email them to me so that we can send them along to the locations we've been. I know that Paul from the USS Cod would love to see our renditions of the COD.