Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunny Afternoon at Left Bank Antiques

The time was right and the temp was tolerable, and the sun was warm, so the sketchers sat in the Left Bank courtyard full of fun antique garden ornaments and tools to sketch and paint. Missy, Nancy, Julie, Aleli, Jan, Jane, Jude M and Judy C were all there, basking and sketching when I arrived. They were just about ready to pack up when I was finally able to start a little sketch. It was good to get the fresh air, but it really wasn't warm enough to stay for long. But, the Anacortes Sketchers, all but me, got some great little pieces done well and quickly. The results are below. (Dee Doyle)

Missy by Nancy Vogel

Hanging Bike ~ Missy Walsh-Smith

Garden Sink from France ~ Missy Walsh-Smith

Wheelbarrow ~ Jude Middleton

Some white wrought iron patio furniture ~ Jude Middleton

Janice Veal painting her version of the wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow ~ Janice Veal

Jane Brodie ~ Ready to go ~ Her wheelbarrow finished

Jane Brodie's Wheelbarrow

Judy Cole brought cookies but chose to sit inside

Judy Cole's Vintage Blouse

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sketches from Kauai

by Missy Walsh-Smith
by Missy Walsh-Smith
by Missy Walsh-Smith
by Missy Walsh-Smith
by Missy Walsh-Smith

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday Mini Meet at Left Bank Antiques

Where have all the ASk Sketchers gone?  Three stalwart sketchers, Jude Middleton, Judy C and Jane, met and sketched with Left Bank properietor, Donna Radtke, doing some great pieces as always, and I joined them around four pm for a couple of quick sketches of my own.  Missy is in Hawaii, filling her sketchbook, Aleli had been painting with me in class earlier in the day, Nancy was home cleaning [!] [showing appointment], and who knows where everyone else was?  There is still so much more to sketch at Left Bank Antiques, we intend to go back next Monday for more special gems to to paint and draw.  Another sweet incentive to go to Left Bank Antiques is the generosity and gracious hosting provided by Donna.  She greeted us with cups of tea and "biscuits," a nice touch for a late afternoon!(Dee Doyle)

Group shot
Jude Middleton~  a vignette from upstairs

Donna' Radtkes fruit basket done as she tended the front desk

A baby christening dress by Jane Brodie

Chocolate pot from France by Judy Cole

The "wrong" side of a pot of tulips from where I was sitting in order to chat! by Dee Doyle

Quick sketch of Jude Middleton while we were visiting by Dee Doyle

The following are a few sketches that didin't make the blog last week ...

by Donna Radtke

Another by Donna Radtke

by Jude Middleton

By Jane Brodie
Another by Jane Brodie

by Jude Middleton

by Judy Cole
All in all, a rather prolific group and some good times.  Thanks again, Donna!  We'll be back!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Langley Outing

Just a quickie done in Langley with Whidbey Island Sketchers by Missy Walsh-Smith