Monday, August 3, 2015

Schuh Farms with Anacortes Sketchers

Gravel crunched underfoot as I opened my car door, a cow mooed and giant sunflowers peeked over the top of a ripe cornfield across the street. Anacortes sketchers met at Schuh Farms this afternoon. Now THIS is summertime in Skagit Valley!
Sunflowers and corn grow across the street as they make fresh peach milkshakes at the coffee stand.
Animal, Vegetable or mineral? Take your pick
We had our pick of subject matter: 1) Fresh fruit and flowers, farm tools, antiques, 2) outdoor subjects like the Radio Flyer made into a planter, 3) One of my classroom models showed up with a "Welcome" sign, 4) "The Kid" and his dog drift around the back corner with a fresh load of dill as Janice simply sketches on.
I was standing in the shade across the parking lot, sketching, taking photos and occasionally dodging cars as they backed out.
Sketcher chics admiring the hens.
My two page spread for the afternoon
A little sketching, a little shopping....load it up and take it home!
Today's haul: three sketches on a full two page spread in my Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook, fresh flowers, a bottle of Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad dressing, fresh corn and a pink Adirondack chair for my little granddaughter. Shhhh! She doesn't know yet.


  1. I buy strawberries from Schuh Farms every week at farmers markets when they're in season! The best ever! What a lovely day this must have been -- and captured so nicely in your sketchbook.

    - Tina

    1. Thanks, Tina. It was a lovely day. And they had big, fat, juicy marionberries! Schuhs really know how to grow things. :)

  2. Looks like a great place to get back to nature and sketch. Nice!!!

    1. It really was a great place to sketch. Thanks, Joan