Saturday, July 29, 2017

Rubatno: Joyful Music in the sunshine

Friday, July 28, 2017


With the Sketchers today in Langley to sketch the street vendors and enjoy Kim Stokely's Marimba group performing at the Commons. I had no more than plunked myself down in my chair, under my umbrella, in the bright sunshine, behind the barricade in front of the vegetable stand, in the middle of the Second Street Market, than two kids sucking on big suckers crawled up into the Starboxx to have the obligatory in-the-Starboxx photo taken by their mother. The Starboxx is an art installation by John Alsip (or bus stop, or photo booth, or sculptural icon of Langley, whichever you choose) that sits in the parking lot, behind the newly remodeled rear entry of Prima Bistro, and the Star Store and Mercantile. As I already had the drawing done, it was a cinch to drop them into the sketch. I had only to reassure mom that their faces would not appear on the internet. Sorry Mom. I'm pretty sure no one will know it's them . . . !

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sherryl's Birthday

We sketched at Sherryl's garden in honor of her July 13th birthday. Her true art form was woodworking. Some of her pieces were on the shelf....truly lyrical.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Sketching at the BEALL home

Today we sketched at the lovely home and gardens of the Jan and Dick Beall, with a breathtaking view of the ocean and the Olympic Mountains in the distance. The sun was shining, a lovely breeze was blowing off the water, and, of course, the company was outstanding!
I decided to channel both Mike Burroughs and Tommy Kane, though I have neither Danny's wit, nor Mike's architectural eye. So I deflected with a windsock, some birds and a kitty cat.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Langley Marina - Friday, June 30

Last Friday was a wonderful day to paint in the sunshine with a terrific group of artists. As an added bonus, the view for happy hour couldn't have been better!
Marg Tollefson