Saturday, December 21, 2013
Loving that SNOW!!!
Sometimes I seem to have a lot of excuses for not getting outside to sketch, but SNOW is NOT one of them! Growing up in Buffalo, NY, I saw my share of winter storms, so Seattle's paucity of the white stuff leaves me pining…Let there be flakes of snow, and I'm out there sketching. Everything looks so interesting, so sketch-able!!
Yesterday I was up early, and yes! we had snow!! Unfortunately, rain was predicted to erase all that magic by noon, so I hurried to get out there. By 7:30 AM, I was parked at Greenlake, sketching the lake views. The paper I used for my first sketch was not drying, so I set it aside, and drove across the street!, parking next to the lovely wooded hillside at the NE end of Woodland Park, (sketch at left.)
I decided as long as the snow was holding, I would keep sketching, so I drove around the west side of Greenlake, and found this quaint house begging to be sketched. (see above) In truth, when snow is involved, you could practically drop me anywhere, and I would find something to paint.
All in all, it was a productive day - 3 sketches in about 4 hours!