Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christianson's Nursery

We were a little worried about being cold, but we huddled in the front greenhouse room and were fine.  The red pots attracted my eye and proved to be challenging!

Sketches by Missy
Dec. 22, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

ASk's Annual Sketch Party

 This colorful bowl of ornaments caught my eye.
and, a poinsettia....

Our annual Holiday Sketch Party at Aleli's beautifully decorated house is one of ASk's favorite events.  Friends, food, drink, and sketching....what more could there be?

Sketches by Missy
Sec. 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Joyce's Santa

Joyce sketched this woodsy Santa.

Sketch by Joyce
Dec. 2014

ASk Holiday Party Sketch

Linden's juicy-wash poinsettia!

Sketch by Linden
Dec. 2014

Pink Bearded Santa

What a wonderful holiday sketching party hosted by Aleli.  At Aleli's fabulously decorated home, the hardest task is choosing what to draw (oh, and not going back for thirds on the Christmas cookies!!).  I took a bit of artistic license while sketching one of her Santas and Christmas trees.

Happy Holidays to my sketching friends!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Anne's Sketches from Keystone

Anne hunted around the three floors of the Keystone Building and found these gems tucked away in corners.  So colorful!!

Sketches by Anne
Dec. 8, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Delectable Deception Distillery

What a great place to sketch!  The bottles of moonshine were placed below the GIANT martini glass just calling to be painted.  We will return to see the beautiful hammered copper still in motion.

Sketches by Missy
Dec. 1, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Deception Distillery

The barrels, the Arnold Holstein still and Paul pouring a sample after the tour. 
The first day of December was freezing cold with crusted snow and ice still lingering on trees, ponds and in the shady spots of the landscape. However, the Anacortes sketchers were warm and cozy indoors at the elegant tasting room of the Deception Distillery. Thanks, DD, for your warm welcome and hospitality!
We got a tour of the distillery and adjoining barrel room as well as the warehouse full of beautiful marble slabs. The hammered copper kettle with its pear shaped helmet and two steam columns looked like a beautiful polished musical instrument. 

Sketchers and their sketches. 
Sharing our sketches of the day. 
Thanks to Missy, we all got a new pen to try. It has water soluble ink and she wielded it beautifully in her sketch of the lamp at Carolyn's last week. We all admired it. So she brought each of us one today! Thanks again, Missy!

Footnote: Apologies for the blurry photos. I forgot my SD card for the camera, so used my very cold iPhone.

Having Some Fun With Line

We had a lovely afternoon at Carolyn's house last Monday. She had all sorts of interesting things to sketch set up in her home.

Sketches by Missy