Friday, June 2, 2017

With an Urban Sketcher: Farmer's Market

A new kid in town rolled into our Sketcher's Group last week. She is a card carrying Urban Sketcher & she organized a group sketch excursion for us today. We went to our outdoor Farmer's Market!

This solitary sketcher, moi, loved not being alone today. At the end we each talked about our sketch/es & what we experienced. Oh, how fun to learn from other sketchers & to see through their eyes! Thank you to the group and to our leader!

A woman asked us, "Is this a class or are you all just having fun?" Struck me so funny!!

Me, being a gregarious sort, I chatted with people I knew rather than sketched some of the time. This was a sort of warm up day, as I haven't sketched for awhile. It's a rough sketch, the first in my new 81/2 by 11 inch Moleskine watercolor book (bigger than my small comfort sizes.) I prefer the paper in "Hand Book" watercolor journals, but I'm enjoying this larger size.

The Farmer's Market: Local people & tourists, a fiddling duo, flowers, cheese, breads, baskets, seedlings, vegetables, farm animal products...& lots of banter & hello's & it's so good to see you's...lots of movement, lots of walking, toddler's toddling, children swinging, breezes blowing...


  1. I love it! And I love the idea of creating in good company. So, did you sketch onsite and watercolor it in back at home? I love the look of the sketch lines with the watercolor.

  2. Hello! thank you for stopping by my blog. Yes, it is my sketch. yours is lovely too.

  3. Sounds like you had a lot of fun!

  4. a wonderful photograph of a wonderful sketch. ah...farmer's market season has returned and you capture the color and energy of it beautifully.

  5. HOW FUN to have a leader of the pack..

    wonderful and I can sense your your work:)♥And I had read the comment:) TOo cute!

  6. Sounds like a lovely experience. Nice that you got to go out with like-minded folks for a change rather than by yourself.

  7. Rita, you are obviously a committed artist and I really enjoy looking at your beautiful drawings and writings. I especially liked the writing and sketch about fall and the seasons. You are a very inspiring person miss ya,Warmly,Sheryl


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