The old homestead   Leave a comment

Shari Blaukopf is a Montreal artist who recently taught a class at the Tanque Verdi Ranch near Tucson. I have followed her blog for several years now and enjoy her work.

Shari Blaukopf's Sketchbook

I’m back. Back at my desk. Back at my scanner. And thinking back on the wonderful experience of teaching in the desert near Tucson, Arizona. I’m also recovering from Covid which is making the return to sketching and writing a little slower than expected.

I have tons of sketches to scan but I’ll start slowly. Here’s one I did when I first arrived at Tanque Verde Ranch, in preparation for my workshop with MISA. It’s the old homestead, built in the 1930s, and situated on a hilltop with a view of the ranch below and a panorama of mountains in all directions. It’s a spectacular setting at any time of day, but I really loved sketching there in the morning when the sun-bleached stone of the building was at its brightest against the sharp blue of the Arizona sky. The embers of the campfire from the pancake breakfast were…

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Posted February 16, 2023 by kenneturner in Information

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