Thursday, September 11, 2008

Washington Sketches

After our trip to Astoria I spent more time with my sisters and mom in WA. Saturday we went to the Vancouver Farmers Market. My sister, newphew and I sketched in the park as well as things in the market. It was a great place to work on sketching people.
One of the booths at the market was filled with wonderful birdhouses. I asked Richard for permission to sketch some of his houses, telling him I was a sketcher not a birdhouse builder. He was very generous and yes. His birch and copper houses are specific for each type of bird. They are beautiful and fun to sketch.
Sunday we went to the Lewisville River Park. First I sketched the river, did a blind contour of Emily and watched as Case and Emily crossed the river. Emily only fell in three times. After a snack the three of us went on a sketchwalk in the rain. Yes, more rain....it is Washington afterall.

Robert Bateman 6" x 9" Sketchbook
Ink and Watercolor

11 comments:

Starr said...

Deborah these are wonderful and you should be proud. I love your choice of colors, your sketches of people and how you filled the pages. Great work!

Jacob said...

WOW, your sketches are neat. I can tell you like watercolors like me. My favorite is the "peace camp" but they are all nice. I will visit again!

trailbee said...

I love coming in here. You have a great eye for detail.

Margaret Ann said...

What a joyful collection of memories...excellent! :)

Chris Carey said...

Hi Deborah. I really enjoyed visiting your blog. It brought back memories of my days living in Vermont and those memories are very pleasant and peaceful. Thank you for your message on my blog.

Jim said...

Deborah, Astoria is one of our favorite places to stop on our way down the Oregon coast. You have captured it very nicely. You might want to check out a pic I took of the bridge there. It's at this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmgarner/2050168153/in/set-72157603095658560/

Just because said...

Color... lovely! I need to break some out myself. For now, I'm just happen to be putting pencil to paper again. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anita Davies said...

Lovely pages Deborah!

Rick said...

I like your Astoria sketches. I live at the oppostive end of the Oregon coast, but I've been there - done the tower.

Starr said...

Hey Deborah! I have nominated you for a reward, because I think you deserve it. You will have to check out my blog:).

susan said...

I love your blog! All the details and your grids. I think I am going to try that...maybe with items from Fall. Great job!