Bucolic Backyard Sketching

Cathy’s backyard, Eugene, OR

allKen’s friend Cathy invited us to come sketch in her yard – you can barely see her here, coming from opening up the door for the chickens to get out to play! She was the best host – lovely setting, lovely treats & drinks, and very unobtrusively let us do our thing!

chickens-1          Jan-1Here are two of the chickens, and here’s Jan sketching them, with results in process below:

Erik-1        Erik-Ken-1Erik’s the sun lover in our group, & Ken went out to see what he was drawing – totally distracted from what had been in his mind before!
birdhouse      Erik-2

Jane-1          Jane-2Jane did a quick sketch of the bird feeder, too, and leaf vignettes.

Heidi-BarbSo       arborHere are Heidi and Barb So getting ready to sketch – the arbor!

Heidi-1        BarbSo-1Can you tell Heidi was an architect? And that BarbSo loves chicks?

Sandy-Ken-1Sandy & Ken are eagerly into sketching…what to choose…

Ken of Erik-1      Ken of Erik-2Ken took advantage of our favorite model – Erik! As did Sandy:Sandy of Erik-1     Sandy of Erik-2

Erik-Ken-2     Erik-SatokoOne of the things we appreciate  is sharing art work in progress, whether paintings or sketches, or just talking art.Jan-Erik-Ken       Heidi-Jan

SicilyAnd we enjoy talking about upcoming trips – this one to Sicily! Satoko, Penelope, & Barb A are busy planning this trip together.

Satoko     PenelopeSatoko and Penelope still found time to sketch in this beautiful backyard. Thanks so much, Cathy, for your wonderful welcome!

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