Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
For just $385, you too can go back in time, risking life and limb and have this fantastic washer that might have cost $50 or $100 in the Fifties. Does anyone have any idea what these used to cost? Anyhow, the Community Thrift has this beauty and I wonder who kept it so nice for all these years.
|The shadow is a Rocking chair! |
Leave it to me to find a picture within a picture.
Friday, January 25, 2013
As Sue said, I just love to sketch stuff! And The Senior Thrift Store was so full of wonderful stuff to sketch I could hardly settle down, but then I became captivated by the toy section and had a wonderful time. The visit to The Roaming Radish was not only fun, but I also took home a delicious dinner of penne pasta and roasted carrots. It was a yummy day all the way around.
What an afternoon in Freeland. First to sketch at Community Thrift and then to Happy Hour at The Roaming Radish where we enjoyed the tastiest of tapas with local wine. Fantastic combination!
|Sketched the massive clothing and shoe racks at Community Thrift from above on the second floor.|
|Ms Cynthia - sketched at The Roaming Radish|
|Sherryl especially loved Community Thrift's artificial cactus.|
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Whew! Well we're not frigid cold like the Northeast, but we have been having a string of gray, dark Pacific Northwest winter days. Yesterday I just had to paint. I needed to concentrate on color... flowers. So here is my bouquet for a gray day in hopes that Spring comes early to the Northwest.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
We started with Dr. Ph. Martin's watercolor and passed the sketchbooks around the group. Everyone adds to the image. No one knows how it will turn out. They are so free, fun and fabulous!
Marmalade was basking in the heat of the fireplace. I was trying out Sherryl's green ink. Marmie is 19 years old. I think these may be his last two lives.
Barb, on the other hand, appears to have many lives yet to go. She reinvents herself and changes her course regularly and with panache.
|Marmalade x 2|
|Barb working on buddy art|
We sketched at Midway Cafe in Freeland for the first time. Nice sketcher-friendly venue with tasty food, pleasant ambiance and lots of room for us to spread out. I experimented a little with trying to keep it simple and using cheap paper so that I'm less invested in the results. The sketch seemed too boring so I tried to punch it up a little with some patterns, lines and crosshatching. Attempting to channel Faye a bit, but clearly I need to think more about where to put my hatching marks. This guy looks like he's eating his sandwich while encased in chicken wire.
|Midway Cafe Lunch Crowd|
|Mike draws the Coupeville Dock from inside Mosquito Fleet Chili|
|People in the next booth at Toby's|
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sketchy sketch of the Sketchers at Whidbey Telecom.
Bright sunshine coming in, cold staying out!
Cute little Chef at Blooms Tasting Room
at Bayview Corner. Warm welcoming
place on a cold dark evening. Great wines!
Sue in color! Fortunately my last..... relaxed sketch
for the evening.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I received some very sad news this week. So, all I could do at sketchers' on Friday was rework a butterfly I did months ago by adding more lines around the butterfly. Thank goodness there are no rules with the Whidbey Island Sketchers....and this group feeds my soul. There is something about putting yourself (my artwork) out there that makes me feel grateful to find within myself a simple kind of courage. Mary Lawson
|In loving memory of Christopher Scott Hobbs|
Saturday, January 12, 2013
After a coupe of hours at the WiFire Coffee Bar a few sketchers had a taste for wine and headed for Bloom's Taste For Wine tasting room. We enjoyed the Whidbey Blend with an antipasti plate.
|Faye sketches at Taste for Wine|
|Lookin' out the window at Bloom's|
Friday, January 11, 2013
Sketching today with the WISkers at Whidbey Telephone, at the WiFire Cafe.
A fine day at the WiFire Cafe in Freeland, with new friends Amy and Kelly, and old friends Mary, Sherryl, Sue, Susan, Mike, Faye and Julie. And Lila, who didn't KNOW she'd worn a turquoise top today!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
This is my favorite of the longer poses, but it was also done on card stock. I loved discovering the wonderful colors in the light and shadows on the model's skin.
|Dreaming in color. And polka dots?|
Monday, January 7, 2013
My sketching has gotten so tight lately, so serious, so proper, so "in the lines". This week I'm working on loosening up. A lot. Quick, loose sketching ending with some spatter and splash that several Whidbey Island Sketchers are doing these days. Whew! I feel better already.
Our family was fortunate to gather for Christmas in the land of sun!
First Arizona then Texas. I packed a purse sized 3 3/4 x 8" sketchbook,
small watercolor set and found time where I could. Five grandchildren
under age 5. Fun, chaos, and sporadic sketching! Good Memories!
Then on to Texas!
More quick! sketching at Galviston Bay State Park.
Gray but warm day...kids played in the water and got
covered in Gulf sand!
Our next trek was from Houston to Texas Hill Country and exploring Fredricksburg.
now a State Natural Preserve. it is gigantic! This sketch was from an outcropping near the top.
from Mosquite Flee in Coupeville. Home!