Thursday, September 2, 2010

Langley Woodmen Cemetery

One of the magnificent ancient fir trees in Langley Cemetery
The Langley Woodmen Cemetery has an interesting past. Founded by the Woodmen's Lodge in 1902, it is the oldest cemetery on South Whidbey. You can learn more about it here.

It's very peaceful and as one sketcher observed, "There's a lot of green."

The Blessed Virgin and California Poppies adorn this sweet grave

I was originally attracted to this grave because of the juxtaposition of the Blessed Virgin Mary on one end of the plot with a big green frog statue on the other. I wondered if they represented different aspects of the deceased's nature.But due to poor planning, the frog was off the page and didn't get sketched.

1 comment:

  1. I really like both of these sketches. You did a great job of organizing the chaos in the first image. I like the patterns and textures. I like the simplicity and light of the second.