Monday, September 17, 2012

sketchcrawl, 15 Sept. by vickylw
sketchcrawl, 15 Sept., a photo by vickylw on Flickr.
Saturday we met at the Belvoir Winery in Liberty, Missouri for a sketchcrawl. The winery is located in one of the old buildings originally home to the Odd Fellows Lodge. Lots of interesting artifacts and photos are on display from the lodge days . . . including the skeleton of George, one of the lodge's early members, in his glass-topped coffin!

I did not get very much down on paper --- there's just so much to draw in this place, it was hard for me to focus. (The cup of tea and turnpike ticket were drawn during the 3-hour drive from our home in Kansas. A bit wonky in perspective).

Here, Kate is sketching one of the old buildings that is still in a state of decay and neglect, while sitting on what used to be a twin chaise lounge. There are so many options available to sketch here, both inside and out --- we definitely need to return on future sketch crawls.


  1. I like the angel against the red of the building. Fun to see Kate and Joseph together, doing their thing. Weird about displaying George's skeleton.

  2. Oooh, I hadn't seen the photo of us, that's nice! Thank you! And you KNOW I love your place, isn't it? I guess I need to go back so I can sketch that skeleton!

  3. Today I sketched from a couple of photos I took on Saturday, this time directly in ink with my new Hero pen (LOVE it -- thanks!). I liked the result much better than the careful drawing done on site. The new sketch page is on my blog and Flickr.

  4. Very cool! I'm glad you're having fun, I like the effect you got!

  5. I always enjoy your pages! I know what you mean about so much to draw. I had the same experience recently in Oak Park IL at the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio!

  6. I can imagine the confusion I would have sketching at a place like that! I love the designs of Wright's era. Chicago has so much fabulous architecture from that time.


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