Yesterday, I was out with the Sonoma Sketchers at Judith Langeâ€™s ranch east of Sebastopol to draw some farm animals. She has quite a collection of grazing horses, chickens scratching in the dirt, sheep, goats, and of course barns, houses, and the like. But I was fascinated with three beautiful Angora Goats and chose to spend the morning drawing them. They werenâ€™t the easiest subject to draw because they never stood still for long. But after a while, I learned to start one drawing and when the goat moved, start a new one. When the goat returned to a similar position I had already sketched, I would go back and continue the previous drawing.
All the rumors about goats having a strong oder are true, but the smell didnâ€™t bother me too much. In fact, after a full morning of drawing, I headed home and on the way, picked up some Cypress Grove Chevre. Goat cheese anyone?
A big thanks to Judith for allowing us to sketch on her beautiful Sonoma County ranch.