After our painting session at Old Borges Ranch on Saturday I did a few ink and watercolor sketches of the critters who were roaming around where we sat for lunch and our critique. This rooster was wonderful and actually seemed to pose for me, just long enough to get this much and then he wandered off.
The chickens weren’t as cooperative. I wish I took a photo of the goofy gal at the bottom. She had the funniest, fluffy clown feathers–sort of like 3 sets of beards; one in the usual place and the other two on either side of her face.
This goat seemed like such a happy guy (or gal?) chillin’ out in this empty tub. I was very hungry since I’d remembered all my art supplies but forgotten to bring lunch and it was already 3:00. I rushed drawing the tub and I can see that it’s not deep enough and looks a bit like a sardine can.
I’m using a really funky old computer monitor while mine is off for repairs so I have no idea how any of this is going to look on my blog. Hopefully the scans and colors are decent and the sizes of images make sense.
4 replies on “Barnyard Critters at Old Borges Ranch”
Love these sketches especially the tinned goat!
These sketches are great! I have never tried moleskin, but it looks to be a high quality paper. The rooster is my favorite.
Great sketches, Jana. And the colors, etc. seem fine. Yes, goats are funny things. Very playful. We used to have one that played outside with the kids and the dog, especially in the winter time when they were sledding down our hill. Oh, those were the days.
Gosh, what a great Jana kick I’m getting from these delicious sketches! You make me want to go back and sketch the chickens at my friends’ farms—and goats, too! There’s just so much in this world to do, isn’t there?