Saturday, September 30, 2017


A few sketches from my latest trip to visit Phyllis in Lake Chapala, Mexico, earlier this month.
Bougainvillea in the QQ gardens

In the gardens at the QQ
Palm tree with carved initials

One of the privately owned homes in the QQ compound

On the Malecon
Christiana Park, Lake Chapala

Djammin' 2017

Django Fest is the very BEST of all Whidbey festivals, of which there are many. It's the only one I never miss. Sitting outside in the sunshine, listening to music, and drawing is my passion. It was a bonus that so many musicians this year had great hair for sketching.  BTW, the Double Bluff Brewery turned out to be the best venue in town for drawing musicians. And the warm pretzel with 3 dipping sauces is not to be missed.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sketching Djangofest 2017

A beautiful day for sketching the musicians playing in Langley at the Commons and at Useless Bay Coffee. All three of these were finished in a rush as the musicians broke up and left before I was done. The music was fantastic!

Friday, September 8, 2017

I'll miss you!

Despite early rain, it turned out to be an amazingly nice day at Cap Sante Marina. We had a great turnout, and it's always so much fun to join with the Anacortes sketchers too.

Thank you all for coming up to Anacortes and for adding Buddy Art to the last page to my boat journal. Never goodbye, just see y'all later!
Buddy Art created as we ate dinner at Anthony's
Paula and I went shopping yesterday and got masking fluid and a few new Daniel Smith colors

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


We met at Sketcher Annette's unique and lovely early era Japanese Modern style home overlooking the Sound at Mutiny Bay. The view is extraordinary from her decks, and we all settled in comfortably in cozy deck chairs at tables. The spectacular, the view didn't appeal to me as much as did the exotic decorative pieces around the home. This golden rooster, one of a pair of handsome fighting roosters, especially caught my eye. I paired it up with a gilded imari bowl from a different room. Perfect together!
Fellow sketcher Judith lent me use of her neat set of gold watercolors, which made this guy really crow!