Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Carolyn's Beautiful Garden

 Katie brought a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses from her garden.
I brought this nest from my front porch.

Sketches by Missy
May 2016

Kalena's Sketches

Sketches from D Avenue Nursery

May 2016

Melissa's Nest Sketch

Sketch by Melissa
May 2016

Pam's Sketches from Carolyn's Garden

Sketches by Pam
May 2016

Jerlyn's Line Drawing

Jerlyn's drawing from Carolyn's yard.

May 2016

Joyce's Sketch from the Museum

Joyce P.
April 2016
Anacortes Museum

Marty's Sketches from Carolyn's Garden

Sketches by Marty
Carolyn's Garden and view
May 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The New D Avenue Nursery

It was such a fun afternoon sketching in the new and improved nursery right down from my house.  If you live in Skagit County, check out the D Ave. Nursery for a great selection of healthy, happy plants.

Sketch by Missy
May 2016

Sketching the Lincoln

Overworked, but here's my sketch.  It was fun to sit across the street, however, a car parked in front of me, so I had to change my vantage point halfway through the drawing.  I would like to try this great historic building again in a larger sketchbook.

Sketch by Missy
May 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday with ASK at the old Lincoln Theatre

Anacortes sketchers at the old Lincoln Theatre
Behind the scenes at the old Lincoln Theatre-What to choose?
It was a perfect afternoon for painting outside on the sidewalk in Mt. Vernon today. The old Lincoln Theatre (established in 1926) just had their new sign installed and it's pretty fabulous. So that's what I thought I would sketch. I even got started sketching in a shady spot across the street.

It was tempting, but we had unusual access to all the interior and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to prowl around behind the scenes.
As I passed the old fashioned ticket booth under the marquee and entered the lobby, there was the concession stand. It still has original graphics on either end from the 1940's indicating which way to the Guys' and Gals' restrooms.
Monday with Anacortes Sketchers at the old Lincoln Theatre-Michele's Sketches
I wandered all over, from the amazingly spacious auditorium with chandeliers hanging from truly high vaulted ceilings to the dressing rooms, carpenter shop, ushers' uniform closet, and a labyrinth of rooms, hallways and stairways. Someone was in the alley building a new set of steps for the cast entrance. There are still live performances staged at the Lincoln Theatre as well as classic, foreign,  independent and art films.

All that was missing was the sound of fresh hot popcorn and bubbles rising to the top of an enormus cup of Pepsi. That's how I reached the decision to sketch behind the scenes at the concession stand. The octopus-like tangle of tubes connecting the CO2 tanks to the soda dispenser, the Pepsi sign seen through the side of the popcorn machine, and the massive container (down to one third full) of popcorn kernels; all these were fun to sketch from my view at the base of a crooked set of stairs.

Thank you, Margaret, for arranging and hosting such a great opportunity and thanks to the staff at the Lincoln Theatre.
Posted by Michele Cooper