2019 Hopkinton State Fair – Part 1

A week ago Friday I went to New Hampshire’s Hopkinton State Fair. The blurb on their website states “a Labor Day weekend tradition for more than 100 years.”

I’ve only been going for the last 6 years and I’ve learned from my past experiences that I tend to burn out if I hang around too long. Heat and humidity seems to exacerbate any symptoms I may have but this year we were treated with beautiful weather, partly cloudy and low 70s.

Nevertheless I didn’t overstay my welcome… I only spent a little over five hours on site but there were productive. I created 14 spreads (28 pages) of ink sketches with selective watercolor washes.

I’m going to share all my work over the next few days without commentary but look for my State Fair insights and takeaways when I wrap up my final images this Friday. In the meantime please sit back and have a peek at the creatures through my eyes.

Arteza A5 landscape watercolor book

2 thoughts on “2019 Hopkinton State Fair – Part 1

  1. WOW!! Love the chicken!! Great job!! I”m checking these out backwards… 5 hours hangin’ out in the barn? That’s about 4 1/2 hours too long for me!! lol!! Have you compared your drawings through the years, might be interesting to see what you seem to favor in your drawings.

    hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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