in Lynden, Washington

Lynden, Washington

June 10, 2011. Here's my first sketch on this side of the ocean. We've had a great start to our summer. Our first day was with Gabi Campanario, the "Seattle Sketcher" and founder of the international Urban Sketchers movement. It was a pleasure getting to know him and his family, as well as the beautiful city of Seattle. The last couple days we've taken our daughter on college tours and we're staying up in Lynden, Washington near the Canadian border with a wonderful couple. Tomorrow we're heading back to Seattle, and I'm planning on sketching in the city with Gabi, something I've been looking forward to for a long time. This is a sketch I did this morning on Front Street in Lynden.

8 comments:

Kathleen said...

Simply charming.

RobCarey said...

Thank you! This area is covered with old barns, the whitewash wearing off, tired silos... wish I had more time to draw all these beautiful scenes.

Rene Fijten said...

Excellent drawing, looks like a typical Dutch sawmill (you can recognise it from the platform surrounding it, a mill like that was higher than the usual pumping or grain mills, because of the sheds on groundfloor used for sawing the wood. So to be able to attach the sails they had to make a platform). Is it an original? In the US you never know.

Malka Michaela said...

Love your work! Amazing detail!

Malka Michaela said...

Love your work! Amazing detail!

RobCarey said...

From what I understand, the windmill turns, but has never functioned as one. It was accurately built by the Dutch community there externally, but the inside has guestrooms and gift shops.

RobCarey said...

And thank you, Malka!

SKIZO said...

ExcellentWork
GoodCreations