We went on a trip this past week to Oregon for the graduation of Dennis’s granddaughter. Loads of driving since Dennis couldn’t drive yet due to the broken shoulder. But I did it and even had some time for a few sketches while we were there. We stayed in a cabin on a cattle ranch so these are a few scenes from the cabin.
We had a wood stove and it was chilly so we even started a fire in the stove one night.
This was the lamp above the kitchen table. I used sepia markers for this one and worked on hatching and cross hatching techniques.
And there was a taxidermy deer for decoration. This one is a pencil sketch and turned out better than I thought it would.
Before we left, I took Dennis to church. This is Trinity Lutheran Church in Kalispell, Montana. While he attended church, I sketched and then added watercolor. I didn’t really have enough time to get it completely finished but it came out OK.
Now off to work on finishing up my nuno felted landscape series. I have been blogging about those over on The Felting and Fiber Studio if you haven’t seen them.
Lovely sketches with great memories of your trip. Very rustic.
Thanks Marilyn! It was very rustic. We even had an outdoor shower where we could listen to the cows while getting clean.
The sketches make an interesting change from photos as a record of your stay – the stuffed animal head is very well captured by your pencil!
Thanks Lyn, I will definitely remember the cabin better than if I took photos. You always have to look more closely for a sketch.
Busy busy with some great mementos. You really captured the light coming down and the lamp is very 3D (your title strip shows the detail). Were you talk to the deer? Because he seems to be listening very intently to you!
Thanks Antje! The deer was enthralled with my conversation! 😂
Nice – I like the texture of the circles behind the wood burning stove: is that the woodpile?
Hope you’ve recovered from all the driving!
Thanks Kim, those are supposed to be the stone hearth. Oh well, now that I look at them again, they do look like a wood pile. I drew them in without looking at the wall again.