Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hot Pink Watercolor Part 1

Playing around painting a large floral watercolor so thought I'd record it. It's so small. I'll try to make the next one larger. Here's part one:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Race Week in Coupeville

The WISk group met at the Coupeville Wharf for Race Week. Another great day of fun. I just want to say thanks to Janet, from Connecticut, for joining us. She and her partner are on their way to sail the world from their home base in Puerto Vallarta. Wow! She'll be sketching her journey, so when she posts her work, I'll set a link. Have fun Janet!
I had a delightful conversation with two inquisitive children, Kathleen and Wesley, from Bellingham. They both love drawing so wanted to know more about what we were up to. I was so very impressed with them both because of their thoughtful observations and questions. I was sketching Julie, one of our sketchers, and Wesley took note of that fact. I got in a couple sketches of them watching me draw.

My sketch of Julie sketching and someone watching the boats.

Then after the Race, stopped by the Blue Goose Inn for a pitcher of Sangria. Yum!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lavender Wind

Whidbey Island Sketchers met at Lavender Wind Farm just north of Coupeville. What a spectacular day for sketching outdoors. And what a lovely and fragrant setting. We splurged on lavender flavored ice creams and all are unique and delicious. Here's a large sketch of the lavender fields with some poppies.

And some sketches from the Blue Goose Inn, Coupeville, where we stopped in for wine and cheese. Their pesto dip was great too. This sketch was done late when the patio area was in partial shade.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Choochokam Plus Some

Posting the few drawings I did at Choochokam. I sketched people watching "Artists in Action" at Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio booths and Henry Stinson painting portraits. Also a couple of his models. The other sketches were done in Langley and the ferry.

This ferry scene is unrelated to Choochokam. I just like it.

 Another ferry scene. On the boat.

 A sketch of a guy book browsing at Island Coffee in Langley.

 Blonds on the deck at Prima Bistro. Partially lit by sun.