Friday, January 20, 2012

Siskiyou Golden Fair

In the spirit of trying to get caught up, I went back through my sketchbook and scanned these sketches from the Siskiyou Golden Fair last summer. I spent 3 days at the fair--2 days sketching and one evening doing photography. By the end of the third day I felt I had really hit my stride with the sketching and spent most of the day drawing in the poultry and rabbit buildings. I was pretty happy with the sketches and of course met lots of inquisitive and knowledgeable young people who were more than happy to give me details about their particular animal. I ended up doing all my sketching standing up and made notes about color and details and then took breaks by going outside to a bench to paint my sketches. I really enjoyed the fair and will probably end up going for 4 days this year!











4 comments:

journalrat said...

Jill, I LOVE your Fair sketches. I am so glad that you went and sketched. The chickens are great. It bunnies—well you seem to have a real love for them. I look forward to seeing what you sketch this summer.
Roz

Lizzie Bo said...

I found your blog through Roz's and was hoping you were doing IFJM. But I found these bunnies, and I LOVE THESE BUNNIES!! This was the first year I went to sketch at our state fair, and I fell in love with the bunnies. I sketched on copy paper, so they didn't scan well. And I have no hand for poultry (mores the pity), but I wish I had been able to take pictures (too dark). Hope you are still sketching because these are all a delight.

Jill said...

Lizzie, Thanks for your comment. I am not doing IFJM this year, just too many irons in the fire, but I am still sketching almost daily. I plan to post more sketches when I have time to scan them. Am really looking forward to the fair in August. Thanks for visiting my blog!

nathalie et cetera said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Love these sketches very much!