Sunday, April 12, 2015

Topping the tulips--Monday Sketching with ASk--Tulips Second time

Sketching in the cold shelter of a tree line with Tina.
As we settled on a spot to sketch, a group of workers walked by and moved across the rows, snapping off the flower heads of the bulb crop. They left some for visitors to enjoy, but the weather was cold and breezy this time. I KNEW I should have brought my gloves!
We managed to finish our sketches, greet new arrivals from ASk,
then shiver our way to the other side, looking for a warmer spot. 
Fingers frozen, next we sketched in the car with our front row parking spots! Mt. Vernon weather is unpredictable this time of year.
You can just barely make out the workers in the upper right edge of the field.
This was April 6, the second Monday in a row for the Anacortes Sketchers, making sure we didn't miss the extremely early bloom this year.


  1. I'm so jealous that you sketched again in such a beautiful location! Great sketches especially that last panoramic one!!

    1. Thank you, Joan. We who live near such great beauty must strive not to take it for granted. I cherish every opportunity to see it and paint it.