Sunday, June 15, 2008

Watercolor Sketch - On the Grounds of the Elms

Watercolor Sketch - On the Grounds at the Elms

Watercolor in Canson Montval All-Media sketchbook, 90-lb CP paper, page approx. 9" x 12", sketch 6" x 9" (15.2 x 22.8 cm). Pigma Micron 03 pen.

Sketched on the grounds of the Elms Resort & Spa in Excelsior Springs, MO.

My wife and I traveled to Excelsior Springs, MO this past weekend to attend this month's sketchcrawl hosted by Kate Johnson. We met at the Elms Resort & Spa at 1:00 pm CDT, which was a beautiful, historic hotel with lovely grounds. There were three of us in all, including Kate, and we set out upon the grounds of the hotel to pick a spot at which to sketch & paint. I picked this old set of stairs to sketch; it was behind a large gazebo in which a couple of weddings were taking place that day. The cottonwood was really flying; at one point, I looked up into the sky and it looked like it was snowing!

At about 3:30 pm, we convened back in the hotel for a cold soda and to chat about art, our sketchbooks, and whatever else came up. Kate is a wonderful host, and a wonderful artist; check out her work if you get a chance--you won't be disappointed!

There's more on my Flickr photostream:


tina said...

All of your sketches are beautiful. Not that I would have expected anything less. I'm glad you've found another outlet for your tremendous talent. It's wonderful to see your work.

Steve Penberthy said...

Tina: Thank you so much for the kind words, and I'm glad you're enjoying what I'm putting out there--it's nice to know it's appreciated!

tina said...

Your work is appreciated. Although it's quite different from your contributions to the Miner.

Debi said...

I absolutely love your style. Enjoyed your blog, too!

Steve Penberthy said...

Debi: Thanks so much!

quirkyartist said...

This one is just amazing. It is so lush. The colours are so vivid, and those yellow-greens pop off the purples shadows on the steps like crazy.