tree swing sketch

I went to a picnic recently hosted by the Universalist Unitarian Church near me. It was hosted on the farm of one of the members. It was so scenic and so quiet and secluded that I drew some sketches of it. I think this is probably the best one of all of them.

I wish I got more sketches of the house itself – it’s an enormous country house built back in the day when windows had nine panes in them and there was a fireplace in almost every room. I want to go back there and draw more of the house – I’ll gladly do chores for the place if that’s what it takes to stay there and make art. One of the ladies at the picnic said that was what she did, and she made watercolor paintings of the house and hills around it.