Tuesday, August 14, 2012

75 Day Sketch Challenge: Day 50

I can't think of a better way to spend a summer Saturday than sitting on a grassy hillside with my dog at my side, listening to some awesome, foot-stomping, live bluegrass music while looking out over a gorgeous lake and the green hills beyond.

I attended my first bluegrass festival a few weeks ago at Alpine Lake, West Virginia, and had such a great time that I think I've become a bluegrass groupie. I've got to have more!

5-1/2" x 8-1/2", watercolor and ink

In the hills of West Virginia, they take their fiddle and banjo playing seriously, and some of the bands that played at the festival were just incredible.

Detail, 3" x 1-1/2"

Watching the people walking by was almost as much fun as listening to the music. I worked on my sketch throughout the afternoon, adding characters as they came and went.

Detail, 2-1/4" x 1-3/4"

Just taking time out from the busyness of my daily life, and having a chance to sit in a beautiful place and listen to some great live music was such a treat.

Detail, 2-1/4" x 2-1/2"

Now, when's the next bluegrass festival? I'll be there!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a wonderful way to spend an anfternoon. I love BG music but I've never been to a jamboree. Love your sketch. It really captures the mood.


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