One day it was a pile of logs next to a slightly decrepit shed:
The next day it was a chicken coop, complete with chicken:
My neighborhood is an interesting place--when I spotted this home, I couldn't help wondering what the favorite color was of whoever lived there:
If I ever exhaust the artistic possibilities of Lake City, I plan to move on to the Pinehurst or Meadowbrook neighborhoods next door. That should keep me occupied for some time to come.
A bit farther afield is the little city of Edmonds, where yesterday Tina and Nicole and I went sketching on a lovely sunny afternoon.
There was a view of the city museum from a handy bench across the street. I decided that I didn't want to draw the whole building, as it seemed a tad complex, so I opted to do vignettes instead. Here is the museum's entrance, part of a bell that stood next to the building, and another handy bench that sat in front of it:
Tina and Nicole finished their sketches before I did, and they moved over to a small park area where there were nice trees to draw. When I finished up, I joined them. They were close to finishing their tree drawings, so rather than hold them up, I opted to do a quick five-minute study in brush pen:
My favorite stop of the day was actually our first stop--at the Edmonds Marsh. Here I spent a long time trying to capture all the grasses and other foliage until my hand got tired of making all those little short lines. I enjoyed the painting process much more than the ink drawing process--much faster!
What a lovely way to spend a sunny summer afternoon.