Monday, January 30, 2012

Gertrude Stein and A Companion

Another knock-your-socks-off production from Outcast Productions. Haven't seen a play this good since the last Outcast production, "Trailer Park Musical."  Sometimes I cannot believe the high quality of theater on this little island. And it's all 2 miles down the road, under $20, no traffic, free parking. Another reminder that we live in paradise. Kudos to everyone involved in this show!

The set of  "Gertrude Stein and A Companion"

Hats Are Harder Than They Look

I have several pages of attempts to capture that hat in the 3 seconds between head moves.  A slight move of the head and everything changes. Very tricky business.

Russell Klepper laid down some Country and Blue Grass tunes for the Happy Hour crowd at Maple Ridge Friday night.  He rocks.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mid-Winter Sketching in the Desert

As luck would have it, I was in Arizona for work and family visit the whole week Puget Sound got walloped with snow.  Here are travel sketches from Wickenburg and Scottsdale. 

Seen around Wickenburg, AZ

Smokey's cowboy boots.  Saguaro against background of the blanket on my bed.

Cactus downtown Wickenburg.  Our Lady of Guadalupe from blanket pattern.
Watercolor Saguaro

Saguaro skeleton at The Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sketching at Fern Ridge Alpaca Farm

Old 1800 log cabin on Fern Ridge Alpaca Farm

This alpaca couldn't resist the fir branch on the other side of the gate.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Maple Ridge

What a lively place to sketch! There's something for everyone at Maple Ridge -- art, spinning, games, music, dancing or just gathering with friendly people.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

An afternoon of painting

Spent this winter Sunday afternoon - all afternoon - painting,sketching, experimenting with different media and techniques.  Here are the results from today. 
2.  watercolor, Neocolor II water soluable wax pastels
1.  watercolor only
3.  pen, watercolor (and artistic license)
4.  pen and watercolor

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lucky and Dixie

A VERY pleasant afternoon at Maple Ridge in the company of lots of nice folks having all sorts of fun.  I met Lucky and Dixie, who were playing a game called "Kings in the Corner" as if their lives depended on it!  What a hoot!!

Happy Hour at Maple Ridge

The sketchers had a ball at Maple Ridge Assisted Living Community yesterday! We're looking forward to going back again and again. Such a great place to sketch during the cold, rainy season! A big thanks to Summer for inviting us.

Dancers at Happy Hour
Tim Donovan entertains the Happy Hour crowd at Maple Ridge.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Such a busy holiday season this year that we enjoyed a quiet New Year's Eve sipping bubbly at home and watching the Seattle fireworks on TV.  Happy New Year to all my sketcher friends & here's to many days of sketching together in 2012.  Cheers!

Dreaming of travel to come in 2012.
New Year's at the Needle on TV