Stonehouse II

Our Friday group returned to the Stonehouse Cafe and Bakery today.  Though it threatened rain, we managed to escape it.  The group of a dozen sketchers fanned out around the property.  I also have a friend from Portland visiting and she brought some sketching tools in order to join in.

I don’t know what my problem was today but I just do not really like the sketches.  The first scene of the upper patio didn’t work.  I recognize the need to work more on creating textures.

I normally am not very interested in drawing vehicles as a main subject.  But the beautiful 1953 Chevy pickup truck posed so nicely.  I decided to do a sketch to contribute to the memorial for Florian who died earlier this spring in a tragic auto accident.   At the International Symposium later this month they are going to have a special exhibit of car sketches in tribute to his memory.

The logo is a piece of collage.

I had less than half an hour left.  I thought I could squeeze in one more sketch.  This is the entry to the bakery.

Sharing sketches:


Patrick, the baker, came out to see what we’d done and took our group photo.  Steve Reddy left early so is not in the photo.

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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