Sunday, March 20, 2011

WhenThe Sun Shines I Go Sketching...

The sun was shining last week so I headed 
out to do a little sketching and watercolor.
This is the old train station in Snoqualmie WA. 
They have restored it beautifully and I love visiting there.
The spring flowers were showing their heads and it was just 
a delightful afternoon.
When I got home I sketched part of the front
of our home. It is a log home with a great 
deal of detail. Surrounded by lots of plants.
This was a fun time and I owe it all to my new
little purchase!!!
 This my friends is
The Koi!
It is a pocket field sketch box complete 
with 24 colors,a palette,2 sponge cleaning
surfaces,a thumb ring underneath
for holding it with one hand and a water brush.
All this in a 4 5/8 x 8 5/8 x 1 1/8 inches. Fits right
in my purse. Can you tell I love it. Everything you might
need in one little compact case. I did add my little 
sketching pencil and I always have a Micron pen with me.
Today is studio cleanup day so my Koi will have a little rest.


Pondside said...

What a treasure for you!
It's sunny up here today, but still no flowers showing their faces.

Merry said...

Now this is a wonderful way to see the area you live in. Certainly, seeing it through your eyes. Beautiful artwork Sharon.

Jeannie said...

I have never commented here before, but your watercolor of the train station just brought back so many memories. I now live on the east side of the state, but when traveling to the parents in Snohomish, the train station is the marker that says we are almost there. Thanks for sharing your beautiful sketchbook.

Snap said...

your sketches are wonderful ... there is just nothing you can't do!!! insure those fingers!!!!!

ginger@bearbits said...

You are one very creative soul! Your sketchbook makes me drool. Is that too much information??? What talent but then I knew that from your ribbon embroidery and other works of art. Give little Teddy a warm belly rub from a fan in NC.


Createology said...

Your sketches are wonderful. How fun to get a new fabulous little painting kit to keep with you at all times. Yay for sunshine...

Jules said...

Beautiful sketches!

Tammie said...

wonderful how the sun inspires you to get out and create!

vicki said...

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Pearl said...

This looks wonderful Sharon, your schetching looks wonderful. Some day I will have to check out the old train station it sounds wonderful. You really are having fun with your new toy, how fun. Have a great wkend friend. Pearl

Janet said...

I love your sketches! I've never painted anywhere but right in my home. Maybe I should get The Koi and try my hand out and about.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You are soooo good! I love the idea of sketching (along with those who prefer to photograph) but this is soo much more personal - it's through your eyes and your interpretation! Love love love it! Where did you find your little gem of a toy??

Laurie said...

Your paintings are so Pretty Sharon! Here, they tore down our train station, that's Port Huron for you, it was over 100 years old and the architecture was so beautiful. How lucky to still have the building in WA that you can visit.

Deborah said...

Beautiful! I think it would be wonderful to live in a log hone.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this, Sharon! I only go out to walk and then run back in because it is still too cold to spend time outdoors.
I love your paintings & the Koi sounds perfect!!!
Happy Spring,