Sunday, October 16, 2011

What a beautiful and full day! Started my day with the Valley Sketchers at Summerset Farms in Santa Ynez. Such a great feeling there. The birds were singing, there was a small breeze and the heat wave had finally let up a bit.

 The warm Fall colors were everywhere! A very inspiring spot! Pumpkins make great subject matter. The farm is great. There is just enough shade to be very comfortable. It was great to see all the sketchers there and some very nice work! I had some left over bristol paper from making some ATCs for Halloween, so I cut up the paper and did one of my sketches on them. It is a close up done with my Noodler flex pen (I still love the pen). I think I want to add color with some caron d'ache, but I am out of time right now.
 The Summerset Farm is so warm and inviting. I would recomend it for a great place to sketch or pick some berries.The people there are so nice! I love all the rustic touches and old farm equipment. My Dad would have had some fun.
 I did this sketch last in my moleskine. I did a quick sketch at the farm with my brown pitt pen, then colored it with Copic markers at home.

The strawberries we picked were small, but beautiful. It is so fun to be out there with my daughter and Joe, walking along picking wild lookeing berries right off the bush and eating them. It was a super special fantabulous day!!

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