Baking and Sketching

The Glengarry Artists’ Collective had a bake sale today in Mill Square, Alexandria. Our local sketching group was also there as an added attraction.

I warmed up with a sketch of the goodies (done standing up which was viewed as quite an accomplishment by a few people, but a good view of the table) then settled in with my stool and easel to sketch the view down Centre Street.

Daffodils remembered

I had a wonderful display of daffodils and narcissi I my spring garden. I did a few sketches of them and then though, heh, why not do a little simple sketch of each different type. I even had the layout planned. Unfortunately I didn’t get to it before they faded. So I did a few from memory, trying to capture a bit of their character.

The left hand sketch was done on site (daffs growing in my lawn along with dandelions) and the right hand sketches are from memory.

Corner of the store

Our local Glengarry Sketchers met up yesterday at a spot in Alexandria where we had a wide choice of subject matter. Everything from families of geese by a pond to a bright yellow chip stand to views of shops along Main Street. I ended up focussed on just a corner of one building, the book store.