Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Return to Gordon's!

Another great afternoon, although a tad cooler, was spent sketching amongst the colors of autumn at Gordon's.  This may be our last outdoor sketching time for awhile!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Gordon's Skagit Farms

Fastest sketchers in the PNW, "The Originals" of ASk
All the way north to Gordon's Skagit Farm I saw heavy dark clouds, getting heavier looking and darker the closer I came. I wondered how many sketchers would be there. No worries, by the time I arrived there were a carload or two and more trickled in as the time ran on.

Always something new, always something happening at Gordons'
Then the chefs arrived! All dressed up in their white chef coats, a group from Skagit Valley College Culinary Department came to pick their ingredients for the week. They even had film documentation taking place. Did you know that you could have a gourmet lunch at SVC on Wednesdays and Thursdays for a very reasonable price, made especially tasty by the culinary chefs and their students?
Back: Emily, Kalena, Jerlyn, Anne-Front:Michele, Jane, Missy, Aleli

Meanwhile, we all continued sketching and here you can see the happy results!
Check back this week as we upload more closeups of the work we did today.
Join us next week as we revisit Gordons'. See our schedule.
There's so much to sketch, you just can't do it in one visit alone!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Skagit River Produce and Alexander Beach

                             Skagit River Produce had the colors of fall in every direction.

Sketches by Missy
Oct. 2014
Sketching Alexander Beach and Lake Chiquita from the living room of Cheri and Howard.

Late Summer Sketching at Rosario Beach




ASk had two wonderfully sunny afternoons at the end of September sketching at Rosario Beach.  I think I could come back every week and find inspiration here.

Sketches by Missy
Sept-Oct, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Alexander Beach

It was a rainy, blustery day......elsewhere. But the Anacortes Sketchers were cozy and warm at Alexander Beach today. You could literally paint the entire landscape from the comfort of our hosts' dining table with a beautiful panoramic view spread right out in front of you.

Even when a couple of us ventured outdoors to sketch, it was quiet and protected in our little cove. Three decks gave a choice of eye level and all around the property were wonderful subjects to paint.
Thanks so much, Cherie and Howard for generously allowing us to sketch at your place today.
The wind was beginning to create whitecaps on Burrows Bay just before we left.
It's so hard to get these kids to take a serious picture.
Most of the sketches of the day.
Missing from group photo: Kalena Wolf