Sunday, October 21, 2012

Apple Tasting

The local urban sketchers group went to the 25th anniversary apple tasting celebration at Portland Nursery to do some sketching. There was a lot going on. I found that after doing so many long-term drawings this week, it was difficult to get into quick sketching. I started by doing a warm-up sketch of a cow sign, used by some families as a prop for an autumn photo. Feeding the kids popcorn helped them cooperate with the photo shoots.

This is another sketcher who was sketching people selecting apples to buy.

Crowds lined up to go into the tent to taste a variety of apples.

I liked the roof top garden...

The band, Petty Cash played for kids and adults.  I appreciated the chance to sit on a hay bale to sketch.

And here's the sound guy, who has a sense of humor.

There was much more to sketch, but the rain clouds moved in and released a downpour, so it was time to go.


helen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! We have not been to Portland Nursery for years - did enjoy the apple tasting in the past. What a beautiful place in general. We are trying not to plant more things in our yard and if we go to Portland Nursery we always come home with something new to plant!

Janene said...

Looks like you had a really productive day of sketching. You caught the look and ambiance of the nursery well in your sketches, I should know since I have been to Portland Nursery so often!

Vicky said...

Thank you for stopping by, Janene. I am always so impressed when I look at your wonderful botanical drawings. In fact, I saw a botanical drawing book in Powell's today and it made me think of you. I hope eventually, you'll be able to join us again for a sketch. Maybe we should plan some place in the spring with lots of plants!

Gregg said...

Vicky, it was fun seeing your drawings before and after the color, nice work.

Vicky said...

Thank you, Gregg. I liked seeing your drawings, too.