Yesterday our sketching group, Garabateando.com, met at Galería Paseos, a shopping center in San Juan. We had been invited by the owner of Celestino Art Gallery, Junior Ortiz, to meet them while some of the exposing artists had a painting session right there in the mall. Junior is also known in the local air waves as Junior Celestino, a radio show host I have been listening for years. What I didn’t know is that he was an artist as well as an entrepreneur. His gallery and works are very nice, so I’ll be visiting often.
I had gone there probably a dozen times before and yesterday I saw things I never had noticed, so that says so much about our stress and fast pace. My dear friend from college Karen and her daughter happened to be shopping and stopped by. She went to the store to get some paint supplies for her 4-year old to do some sketching. We also welcome our newest sketcher Carol and a by-passer who stopped and sat with us to sketch (I didn’t catch his name, my bad).
Here are my sketches for the day: