Thursday, August 21, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
What can I say? There's nothing here that looks remotely like a sheep, but I decided to keep drawing as my subjects moved about and see what I could get out of this collection of abstract rumps. I think the chickens saved it.
I did a little sketching at a family feast on a hot Saturday afternoon. There is a serious dearth of shade in this little yard. I sketched what I could from my little slice of shade. There were lots of young people at the party, too, but let's face it, old people don't move as much. So I sketched them.
|A nice still life in the corner of the yard with float, birdhouses and stump|
|Robe hold his empty plate and chats|
|Lisa and Fred|
Saturday, August 16, 2014
The weather was perfect, the woods were quiet and filled with sketchers, the sun was sparkling on the water, the tree limb hanging down created a special shady space. What can I say? I had moments of feeling at peace with everything.
I can't add much to what Barb said about this wonderful orchard and animal sanctuary, except to say that animals sure don't make it easy to draw them! They just won't sit still and pose. I finally had to tackle something stationery so went for that sweet little pear tree. Somewhere along the way way I ate a peach and it catapulted me right back to my childhood. Suddenly I was 8 years old standing under the peach tree by our driveway in Portland Oregon taking a bite from a sweet, warm, juicy, dripping peach. My mom is standing at the kitchen window watching me. Time travel by taste buds! Thank you Claudia, for this delightful afternoon.
A couple of friends, from my old watercolor days in Seattle, came over the other day to sketch with me. To get out of the rain we sat under the awning in front of The Commons, drank coffee, got caught up on each other's lives, and sketched what we could see from there. It was a sweet, cozy, comfortable kind of day.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
I joined the Anacortes Sketchers for an afternoon of sketching at Lavender Wind Farm last week. I love this color. I even had purple ink in my Lamy.
|Lavender wreath making in progress|
|Quick and dirty effort at the end of the sketching day|