I have a new, larger sketchbook!! Paper Blanks, 7 X 9"!!
I use these for journal writing, but I got an extra one on sale
so I turned it into a sketchbook.
LAMY AL STAR fountain pens. I have "a few."
In the Wyeth Center at the Farnsworth Art Museum.
The annual model train village, "Share the Wonder."
Sketching the mini buildings & cars is a fun way
to work with linear perspective.
On the left: I sketched a line drawing that Jamie Wyeth
did when he was very young. Part of a series featuring
a Christmas wreath as a "character" in a medieval Christmas.
NC Wyeth's large painting: "The Morris House: Port Clyde".
Can't do it justice with a quick sketch
as the colors are so beautiful!!!
But sketching gave me the opportunity
to scrutinize it more closely, & to gaze longer.
The Wyeth Center is only open a couple of more days.
I went to say good bye to the NC Wyeth paintings upstairs.
When they are back on display sometime, you have to come to Maine to see them in person!
And to see the Maine coast on which they are based!
I've been sketching in my usual 4 X 6"
Pentallic Traveler Sketchbook.
It also doubles as my Art Learning Journal.
Both live sketches & notes from books,
museums, etc. go in there.
Earlier in the month I went to the Farnsworth
with an artist friend who wore an adorable felted hat
that she'd found at a thrift store. She sketched
the gold dragon in the Chinese Zodiac exhibition.
She made a lot of people happy with that hat!
Waiting in the small town post office line before Christmas.
A relatively small line in a relatively small town.
We enjoyed good natured conversations while waiting.
And for me, sketching made it go very fast.
At the Belfast Saturday Indoor Farmer's Market.
It is my Saturday morning ritual to go there.
The vendors are not just farmers.
They are artisans, artists & musicians too.
They are local.
LL Bean, the flagship store is like a theme park.
There are these real stuffed animals on display.
While waiting for J to try on clothes, I sketched
"The Three Headless Men of LL Bean." (my title.)
Trip to Boston in November. QUICK sketches!
It was my very fist visit to
The Granary Burying Ground. Boston's 3rd oldest cemetary
where many notable men
from the American Revolution are buried.
I guess the live people interested me
more than the dead ones, though it was impressive.
A quick stop to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. "Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World."
The Red Line from Cambridge back to Boston.
Thanks for browsing through my sketches.
I wish you the happy pursuit of your passions
& pastimes in 2019.