Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sketchbook Tuesday - a weekend of sketching

I hope all of my American readers had a good holiday this past week. We sure did. It included a wonderful visit from a great friend who in addition to bringing photos and sketches from his travels also brought a new recipe to try for our Thanksgiving dinner. Mashed parsnips with carrots and parsley. Yum! Of course we all had to sketch the parsnips. Mine is above.
As is our tradition, we headed over to our local tree farm to pick up a Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. It was unusually sunny and warm, about 60 degrees F! Above is a view looking across the road from the entrance to the farm, sketched from a photo once home.
This is a view from the tree farm, again sketched from a photo. The pine branch I added later from life, one of the clippings from our tree. And yes, our tree is now up and fully decorated. Just in time too. With the snow we are getting here today it really does feel like the holiday season has begun.

12 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

Your sketches are so lovely, Ann!! You've collected perfect memories of that brief but wonderful "Thanksgiving-into-Christmas" holiday! I especially love the spread that shows the tree farm and the clipping from your tree!

We Three 3 said...

The pages of your sketch book are wonderful! What a nice job:) I like the shadows you made on the parsnip and parsley pages.

Timaree said...

I have to admit that snow makes it feel so much more like Christmas is coming! Nice pictures you've done here!

debra morris said...

Great sketches Ann, glad to hear you had a happy Thanksgiving.

conservativelybohemian said...

Gosh Ann! Your sketchbook pages are just simply divine. Oh how I'd love to own one of them myself. More beauty with each turning page! Love your family tradition too. Did I meet your family friend on Gary's old blog? He's also an artist, if I recollect Gary's words fully. What a fabulous time it sounds you guys had!

Revelle Taillon said...

Very lovely, all of them! Sounds like you had a great day.

nanke's stuff said...

The mashed parsnip dish sounds delicious! Your sketches of the tree farm are beautiful, as usual, and what a wonderful way to kick off the season! nancy

Alex said...

Beautiful sketches Ann. Love the spreads =)

Cathy Holtom said...

Beautiful sketches and they feel very seasonal even if it's still warm and sunny here!

Ann said...

Thanks everyone!
Yes, our friend was featured in an art work that Gary did and posted on his old blog.

kazumiwannabe said...

Your sketchbook pages are awesome, and very inspirational! The colors in the second page are gorgeous - what a beautiful place you must live in. We're having incredibly warm weather here in the south of France too - certainly no snow in sight!

rrARTz said...

beautiful colors and composition!

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