October 10, 2008

Thank You -Lake Bonaparte

I have finished a few more journal sheets from my recent trip to Lake Bonaparte NY. Workshop instructor/artist Jane LaFazio has posted some photos and sketches as well and I encourage you to visit her blog "and visit a while". This page was done at the Natural Basket shop in Natural Bridge NY, a charming shop encompassing an amazing array of antiques and collectibles as well as hand made baskets incorporating old snow shoes and even antlers - Truly unique and such hospitable people, allowing us to sketch, bringing us fresh coffee, chatting about local history and then of course I shopped there too ;-)
The view of the lake provided endless sketching possibilities. It was an adventure! I had never driven so far by myself, and never seen the upstate New York area before. Such beautiful autumn countryside and I saw my first wind farm as well. This sketch captures the workshop essence - a watercolor adventure shared with great people in a great place.

9 comments:

Kyfarmlife said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog and all your artwork! How beautiful! Keep up the good work I really enjoy your blog!

Plain Jane said...

These are great! LOVE the way you finished off the page from our sketching (and shopping) stop at the Natural Basket!

Teri C said...

Sandy, these are just wonderful. I am going over to look now.

Ricardo Sérgio said...

Very beautiful drawings. Great journal.

caseytoussaint said...

Wow, Sandy! These are really excellent journal pages. That workshop sounds wonderful - I'm going to have a look at that post now. I love the new look of yor blog, by the way!

Lisalou said...

Ohhh lucky you!! I am dying to attend one of Jane's workshops!
I love what you did! Really great!
Lisa

freebird said...

It all looks great but my favorite is that brown door with it's view outside. Wonderful.

africantapestry said...

Beautiful pages you've painted here Sandy...I love that hand pump/fountain, the colours are glorious!
Ronell

Linda said...

Wonderful stuff from the workshop!