Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sketching Gauguin

Visited the Gauguin exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum yesterday.  Enjoyed trying to sketch bits and pieces.  Not easy since they only let you sketch with a dull golf pencil.  Standing up.  Amongst the other exhibit-goers.  But still fun to capture part of the experience in sketches.  Added watercolor later.

Fittingly, on Leap Day, that's the end of this sketchbook. 

Costa Rica!

The view from our balcony at the Montrost B&B in Alajuela
A church in Alajuela sketched from a Central Park bench

Central Park in Alajuela

Grouchy watch seller at Alajuela Saturday market
Missy sketching on Jan's " infinity deck" - first evening in San Isidro

Foliage at Papa's restaurant

Adorable young costumed waitress

 San Isidro "Feria" -Saturday farmer's market

View from our covered studio area at the hotel, Papa de Paramo

The messy view from my bed at Papa de Paramo

Trying out the Prisma Color II crayons on Rebecca , a fellow workshop participant

The charming and energetic Robin at the dinner table in her trademark pearls!

Monday, February 27, 2012

South Whidbey Commons

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bayview Farm and Garden

It rained buckets outside, and inside the greenhouse it was still finger-numbing cold.........but there were many charming vignettes for painting at Bayview Farm and Garden.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Owl Cottage

What a wonderful afternoon at Serafina's Owl Cottage home.  I was inspired by a decorative pillow in the living room of bees.  French bees!....made of the most beautiful embroidered fabric. Thank you Serafina for sharing your lovely home with us.    Mary Lawson

Monday, February 13, 2012

Owl Cottage Sketches

Serafina, the Renaissance Woman, invited us to her delightful home last week. I sketched her woodland back yard (in progress) from the desk at the window----looking out on dozens of happy birds enjoying the feeders and baths.

Conversation Hearts

Happy Valentines Day to All!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Owl Cottage

Serafina's new home, Owl Cottage, is
delightful and charming, with scenes
of interest in every direction. It was
too hard to settle on just one, so I put
together this menagerie.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Whidbey Telecom

Nice day sketching with everyone in the cafe at Whidbey Island Telecom.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Aalto Vase with Flowers

I was so inspired by Maira Kalman's work that I came up with my version of the Aalto vase with flowers. It was wonderful to sketch with friends this week at the Whidbey Telecom coffee shop in Freeland.