Sunday, June 24, 2007

More from Summer Lake with Mari

Here are some more sketches from my Summer Lake, Oregon trip with Mari and our band of happy sketchers. We really had just too much fun though we all grew individually as people and artist. What a wonderful way to discover the world around us.

The texture of these tree trunks was too good to not sketch. The little bird houses are for the Tree Swallows. There were mom and dad swallows who would time it perfectly and one would leave just as the other would swoop in to watch over the little ones.





The museum at Fort Rock was actually a group of structures which included the doctor's house, church, school and three or four other houses. We could open cupboards and drawers and handle the items in the houses. Just leave them as you found them, how fun is that, you could touch things.






One day is was very cold and windy and Karen and I decided there was quite a lot we could sketch around the lodge. We could sketch outside and then go back inside to sketch and get warm. We were expecting weather in the 80's. The sun was out but the wind was soooo cold that day.




The next day we spent some time at the hot springs and camp grounds. We took a dip in the hot springs to warm our bones and then sketched around the camp before heading into Paisley and then up along the ridge. The hot springs are inside the old barn and the stalls have been made into changing rooms. A slight smell of sulfur but, oh so relaxing!




When our stay at Summer Lake was over I drove back to Covallis with Karen and Janet. We stopped in Silver Lake to sketch and get one more postal stamp.
We stopped in the Klamath Marsh Wildlife Refuge where the marshes and water lillies were amazing. Standing there on the side of the road I was surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Who could pass up one more time to sketch a memory.

13 comments:

Emma Pod said...

These are wonderful drawings! I live in Portland Oregon and haven't heard of Summer Lake. It sounds terrific! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Love your drawings, and you had more fun than legally allowed! Thanks for posting more.

biteyourowntail said...

Lovely sketches and it sounds like a fabulous trip.

Lin said...

These are wonderful!!! I love hearing about your trip!

Teri C said...

More great sketches and lots of fun too! I did write to Mari and want to go here next year. YOU convinced me!!

Jeanie said...

Hi, Deborah,

Loving all the beautiful drawings from your sketching trip. What a fun time that must be! You are an inspiration to me!

Lynn said...

These are fabulous drawings. I really like your subtle use of color and the addition of the postal stamps. It sounds like a great trip!

Africantapestry said...

I love all your lake skethces...some small and everyday things, but you gave them each their own beauty. And your treehouses for the swallows touches my heart, maybe because I have a soft spot for the swallow...This really sounds(and looks) like a magical place to go?
Ronell

phthaloblu said...

These are wonderful sketches and it sounds like you had a great time. Lots of memories for you. My husband was in Oregon and Washington on business a few months ago. When he wasn't working, he rode around and took pictures for me and emailed them to me. I am sure the pics don't do the scenery any justice. I hope to visit out there one day and see those mountains for myself.

Africantapestry said...

Hi Deb.
I'm leaving a comment here again. I left one on my post of Chanel for you, but I wasnt sure you'll see it...It would be great to see you when you come to Frnace in Sept/Oct. Let me know when you have your things worked out and we can meet...My email is on my blog when you want to contact me.
Take care
Ronell

Teri C said...

These are all so great and it is so interesting to see and hear about the workshop.

Alison said...

What a lovely set of holiday sketches

blah spot said...

It was fun seeing your sketches of Summer Lake. I was born and raised there. I moved away when I was 24. I got married and now live in Prineville with my Husband and 2 children. Summer Lake was a lovely place to grow up, my parents and some of my siblings still live there so we go to visit often.