Farm to sketchbook September 14, 2021 Marsha McCloskey Sept. 14, 2021 – Thistledown Farms BarbSo, Tricia, Pat, Peggy, Eva, Marsha; Katie, Laura, BarbSo, Tricia, Pat, Peggy, Eva, Marsha, Daisy, Jim, Sandy, Hugh. (Sharon in the field, Jane behind camera.) Pat, Sharon, Peggy; Marsha, Katie, Laura; Jim, Hugh, Sandy. BarbSo got a sketch of the iconic Thistledown barn & windmill, then vignettes. Daisy’s got the standing up sketch down – nice choice of interesting flowers! Eva is tying different strategies with her pastels & watercolor pencils – nice old wagon! Where was Gail? See the windmill upper left? She was sketching in the barn! Hugh does a careful grid of the colors of his tools, & it pays off – nice sketch! Here’s Jane taking photos – she did a black & white sketch of what she saw here. Jim had a different angle of the farm produce building to sketch – with gazebo! Katie got a new landscape oriented sketchbook, so did a new frame format for it – nice! Laura took a different approach to her page -” it’s like a collage, someone said!” Yes! Marsha used Caran de’Ache crayons & water brush for her sketch of the barn & windmill. Pat showed how she tied her last sketch together (wow!), then did a wide landscape view. Peggy’s really getting into watercolor exploration – fun with these fig leaves! Sandy borrowed husband Hugh’s colored pencils for this sketch – how handy! Remember Sharon was in the field? Here’s why – she got up close to the scarecrow! Tricia is so skilled with that Goliath watercolor brush – a quick rendition on the spot! Gathering for the sketch review – we enjoy seeing our different foci and styles.