Saturday, June 2, 2012

Island Hopping

One of the most fun things about sketching in the past year has been getting to know many of the Anacortes Sketchers.  I live just about half way between Anacortes and the southern end of Whidbey so I love splitting my sketching between Whidbey and times with Anacortes pals.

Yesterday, off sketchers from Whidbey, Anacortes and Seattle went to Guemes Island to sketch together on the first day of June.  We had a ball (but it felt like April)!

What a visual delight to sketch at artist Sue Roberts' studio.  Here, some of her beautiful ceramics.

We started our day at Anderson's General Store.  I'm afraid it took me awhile to get warmed up.  Hence the fact that I had to crop 2/3 of the page off the left of the sketch of the guy above.  Let's just say that as I messed up, I could hear sweet Faye saying, "you don't need much detail in a hand at this scale."  Next time I'll try to remember that before I mess up a sketch!


  1. Fabulous! Love your graphic, "no line" approach to the ceramics. Those floating black shapes describe the forms beautifully. Who needs hands, anyways.

  2. Yup, the ceramics sketch is one of your best ever. Really strong. Way to go!

  3. I tell ya, Lisbeth, the pottery is so great! Love the black and white in there! Grat job!
    What happened to the hand???? Until next time...