Saturday, July 31, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Three of us are headed to Portland, OR tomorrow to attend the 1st International Urban Sketching Symposium being held at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Sketched my supplies before packing. Off to join sketchers from around the globe!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday was marimba band day at the Senior Ctr and was the place rockin'! Lots of seniors out to kick up their heels with the rhythm of the music and a great scenario for sketching. I would have joined in the dance but was having more fun sketching the people with the beautiful music. Most of the people didn't even know I was there to sketch the action. One gal I was sitting next to let me sketch her and told me why her parents gave her her unique name. I discovered that these seniors want to have fun and are not out to meet a partner but to swing with the rhythm of the music and feel young again. Great idea!
One woman who was very charming in her black hat with colorful rose, sweater, skirt, tights and turquoise socks with Maryjane shoes was unique and would have been fun to meet.
The sketches were done with graphite on newsprint. I would like to use these as drafts to sketch/paint a series of the seniors at the senior center.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Another great day of fun with WISk members. While sketching I had a delightful conversation with two inquisitive children, Kathleen and Wesley from Bellingham, there to see their Dad race. They both love drawing so wanted to know more about what we were up to. I was so impressed with them both because of their thoughtful observations and questions. I was sketching Julie, one of our sketchers, and Wesley took note of that fact. I got in a couple sketches of them watching me draw.
My sketch of Julie sketching and someone watching the boats.
A perfect day as the Whidbey Island Sketchers convened at the end of the historic Coupeville Wharf to watch the Whidbey Island Race Week sailboats (and spectators). I loved sketching the people as much as the boats!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The End of the Coupeville pier was crowded with people watching the sailboat races in Penn Cove today. It was a perfect day for sailing and sketching: sunny and breezy. The sound of the sails flapping in the wind created a stir of excitement as the racing boats passed the pier.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Away from the crowds and behind the Life's a Poodle booth at Choochokam (aka the 2nd annual Choochokam /Poodletini Party), the music was mellow and the garden cool. Life's a Poodle raises awareness about kids with learning differences. Their logo hat caught my attention as a manageable thing to sketch.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
If you visit the farm and find yourself drawn to the Lavender Orange Truffles or the Lavender Chardonnay Ice Cream bar, and you're asking yourself "Should I or shouldn't I?", the correct answer is YES, you should. So worth it.
Thanks, Sarah, for letting us invade the farm for an afternoon!
Another beautiful location and another beautiful day for sketching outdoors. Lavender Wind Farm offered so many lovely scenes. But I tried to keep it simple.
As Natalie ("the gnat") sketched the chair, I was taken by her lavender blouse and fun hat. Practice really is starting to produce improvement in my sketches.
It was a brilliant day for sketching outdoors at Lavender Wind Farm. What a lovely and fragrant setting. There truly is a lavender wind and it's intoxicating. We splurged on lavender flavored ice creams and all are unique and delicious. Here's a large sketch of the lavender fields with some poppies.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
What an afternoon! Sun, views, blooming lavender everywhere. Loved sketching at beautiful Lavender Wind Farm.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I spent my time drooling over a red motorbike and the setting sun on GHL. Sunday, I went to Useless Bay coffee and sketched the artists playing music and the dancers. There are two more sketches on my blog. Pat Brookes
Posting the few drawings I did at Choochokam. I sketched people watching the artists work and Henry Stinson painting portraits. Also a couple of his models.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Really hot in the sun and looking for some shade to settle in, I was lucky to be invited into a cool, shady garden just a few doors away from the busy street and behind Mary Larson's 'Life is a Poodle' booth (thanks to Sherryl !). What a delightful spot to listen to the music, the bustle of the crowds and sketch...the afternoon sun made the huge old Madrona glow.
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Painting demos all day, lots of people through and just good fun! This was from the corner sitting under a shady tree. Yes...simplify.....well..
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My Choochokam sketches are all pretty rough and loose. Here's some of the Saturday action at the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio "Artists in Action" booth. To protect the innocent, I have withheld the names of my unsuspecting victims.
The beer garden:
The beer garden: