Beautiful Beasts

Last week I went to the Clearview Nursery & Stone on Highway 9 in Snohomish with a group of sketchers. Although their goal is to provide natural stone products to homeowners, landscape contractors, builders and architects, what they also provide is a sketch-rich environment.

Everywhere we looked, there were old tractors in retirement, some decorated with Christmas lights, vintage signs, like Ivar's original clam, and a hillside full of old Tonka trucks set up as if they were in the middle of a big landscaping project. Awesomeness everywhere: rusted out gas pumps, old washers, 1940s merry go rounds...

A perfect day drawing these beautiful beasts with a great group of sketchers.