Friday, June 30, 2017

Claudia Fuller - sketching at the Marina

Here is Claudia's sketch of the marina today. 

Sketching at the Langley Marina, in the SUNSHINE!

Today, with Whidbey island Sketchers, just down the hill at the Langley Marina - VERY bright sunshine, warm, breezy, LOTS of Sketchers - it couldn't have been a nicer day. And, best of all, we weren't stuck waiting in a holiday ferry line! 
This is the Langley Dock Company building, and one of the Marina Inns. It sits directly on water of the Marina. Magnificent view!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dancing Fish Farm

Last Friday we spent sketched and drank red wine at Dancing Fish Vineyards.  Dancing Fish is set in amongst beautiful rolling hills with barns, vineyard, firepits.  They have entertainment on Friday nights in one of the smaller barns.  It's the perfect venue for a wedding and one was planned for the next day!
There are cozy places to sit under cover and view the vineyard and barns. The farm has cozy fleece blankets to use for protecting yourself from the wind. Though it was sunny, it was also windy that afternoon, so we put the blankets to good use!  Someone brought the cherries and my other sketch was a small building nestled amongst the grapevines.

Yummy cherries

The vineyard

Friday, June 9, 2017

BLUE HERON RUST SCULPTURE - on the reflection pond at Whidbey Pies, Greenbank Farm

It was another glorious summer day on Whidbey Island, the kind that reinforces the knowledge that we are blessed to live here. Whidbey Island Sketchers met outside Whidbey Pies at Greenbank Farm, in the sunshine, amid the wonders of nature. While I was serenaded by Redwing Blackbirds, Mourning Doves, Robins, Gulls, Crows, Mallard ducks, bullfrogs and peepers, I sat amongst a long ton of Canada goose poop at the edge of the pond, entranced by this view of the restaurant terrace. Finished a whole sketch on site, and came home with slices of fresh Rhubarb/Apple and Marionberry pie for feet-up/chair-time tonight. Any day that ends with pie is a day well spent.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bayview Nursery

Friday, June 2, 2017

Tahitian Treasure Grandiflora at Bayview Farm and Garden