Thursday, March 16, 2006

My First Mini-Sketch Crawl



After learning that Laura lived nearby (YEAH!!) we arranged to meet at the JC Raulston Arboretum today for a mini-sketch crawl (MY VERY FIRST!). What a DELIGHT to finally meet the beautiful woman behind the artwork I drool over!

We found a quiet spot and sketched while we chatted. Laura's painting of the area is INCREDIBLE! The sketch I did of ONE of the twisted wisterias looks as though it were on a diet! The tree I sketched (hackberry with partial vine covering a bit of branching) is the large one toward the background of Laura's row of wisterias.

I don't remember spending a more enjoyable afternoon! THANK YOU, Laura!

7 comments:

Terri said...

Oooh I'm envious!! :o) These are great Lin - I can see you were inspired. Well done. So can we expect a lot more trees now? :o)

Laura said...

These look lovely on your blog, but in person I could see your beautiful, delicate linework and the tiny splatters of glorious color. We had a wonderful time, didn't we?

Lindsay said...

These trees and the ones below are so beautiful. Lovely job. So nice that you and Laura could connect and crawl!! Lucky you

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

So evocative, I felt like I was there. And, like Terri, I was envioius. Well done!

Janet said...

Oh, that sounds like fun.I'm envious, too.I don't know anyone else in my area to sketchcrawl with.I tried it alone in a mall food court, but I was so nervous, I couldn't even draw.(I guess I was afraid someone would say."what are you drawing?"...and discover I wasn't too good at it!

Penny said...

What fun and what nice sketches Lin! I really like the vase from the B & B as well! How nice to have someone from the group to sketch with!!

Cin said...

lovely trees, Lin! now I have you and Laura to get me motivated and give it a go, I've been meaning to but haven't attempted it yet.

and I know it was a great day 'cause I'm smiling at memories of my own meeting!