It just happened to be one of the monthly "sketch crawls" with a group of artists I belong to online... the "Urban Sketchers Midwest". Today we went to the Belvoir Winery in Liberty, Missouri. I had never been there before. I was thinking that the vineyard would be on the surrounding land, but alas...it wasn't. But the place is beautiful and interesting...weddings are held there. I'll go back, if for no other reason than to go inside. (It was too nice outside for me to sketch indoors!)
My first sketch was done from the side of the road that leads up to the old "Odd Fellows Home" that has been turned into the winery. The marsh just caught my eye. Drawing at this spot also helped me avoid the hundreds of children that were just up the road having an Easter egg hunt on the grounds.
Below is one of the last photos I have of Cathy, taken just 3 months before she passed away. I am so blessed that she was so supportive of all of my creative endeavors, and I often think of her encouragement. Thanks for a lovely day, Cat...I miss you!