Wednesday, September 26, 2012

At the Red Church Garden

We enjoyed a sunny fall afternoon sketching at the beautiful Red Church Garden.  I know....I need more values (!), but this birdbath was hidden among dahlias, hollyhocks reaching to the sky, and numerous other colorful flowers.  Thanks, Deanne, for welcoming us once again!

Sketch by Missy
9-24-12

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Little Cranberry Lake~September Afternoon

I took a hike up to Little Cranberry Lake this September afternoon.  Here is a quick sketch of the lake and cranberry bog!

By Missy

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Totem and Grandview Cemetery


 The "healing pole" totem on Tommy Thompson Trail was carved by the Samish and commemorates lives lost in 2010 at the Tesoro Refinery.




This Grandview Cemetery tombstone was to honor Nellie Graham who died in 1885 at just 19 years of age

The bottom sketch is the view from the cemetery.
Sketches by Missy..

Sketches by Jeane Smith


The top sketch is from outside the Majestic Hotel and the bottom sketch is from Joyce's deck.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hedlins Sunflowers

Complete heresy!  I showed up at the sketching location, Hedlins Family Farm at the circle in La Conner, and I  ... took pictures!  I didn't stay to sketch, but certainly enjoyed seeing everyone, and taking photos to use in my studio and my classes for winter painting.







The images I chose to show here were chosen especially so *I* [or anyone else] could see the tilt of the blossoms and how the ellipses would change when painting them.  Also, the values are interesting as well as the strong afternoon light on the sunflowers.  Loved the size of the leaves as well! 

So, for those that didn't bring their cameras, here are a few images to use when you can't go outside to sketch!  Sorry  I couldn't stay, but it looked as those who were there were really capturing the moment!