Gordon Skagit Farm

Gordon Skagit Farms

Yesterday I took a drive to the Skagit Valley to meet up with some women friends for a few hours of painting at Gordon Skagit Farms.  This was my second trip to Gordon’s, which is open only during the month of October, and I hope to make it an annual tradition.  I’ll write more about Gordon Skagit Farms in my next two posts, but for today, I will share the experience of making art with friends.  The setting couldn’t be more convivial — Eddie Gordon displays his own paintings around the farm (quite an inspiration), we’re in the glorious countryside, and the sheer variety of pumpkins, gourds, and squashes is mind-boggling.

Weathered barn at Gordon Skagit Farms

Weathered barn at Gordon Skagit Farms

One of Eddie Gordon'ss paintings displayed outside with pumpkins and squashes

One of Eddie Gordon’s paintings displayed outside with pumpkins and squashes

I loved the colors in this squash.

I loved the colors in this squash.

Mary drawing

Mary drawing

Libby working on her journal

Libby working on her journal

Here's the page Libby completed at Gordon's

Here’s the page Libby completed at Gordon’s

Nacy painting

Nancy painting

Anne sketching

Anne sketching

Missy's journal and palette

Missy’s journal and palette

Missy starting a new painting

Missy starting a new painting

My first watercolor sketch at Gordon's

My first watercolor sketch at Gordon’s

My second watercolor sketch at Gordon's

My second watercolor sketch at Gordon’s

Watercolor sketch from a photo I took at Gordon's last year

Watercolor sketch from a photo I took at Gordon’s last year