Sunday, December 31, 2006

Bella Trio


Bella Trio
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
Here's the quick rendering of my sketch done at Bella Trio. I tried to make notes of colors and placement (I needed two mini sketches to do this!) ....

I still find I'm leaving out important information -- shadows, where the light is coming from, etc. Nonetheless, I like the result as a journal entry and hope to do more of this type of sketching/painting for 2007. Still a bit tight -- but loosening up ...

BTW, the massage was wonderful -- very relaxing after a week of company and holiday busyness!

(watercolor, pen, done in Raffine all purpose sketch book)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! And what a beautiful setting for a massage!! Ahhhh.
IMHO, there are some subjects that are better when not done TOO loose and this is one of them. I think you've done very well. I like your comments regarding the things you forgot to make note of in the sketch, very helpful reminders.

Anonymous said...

Oh how lovely! Your painting from the sketch came out just great. You've reminded me how much I need a massage get-away. Michael and I were going to go to Sonoma Mission Inn for a day of hot water soaks and massage and then he caught a cold and we couldn't go. You've inspired me to set up another appointment!

Anonymous said...

One of my 2007 art resolutions to is to more regularly check out your--and other EDM artist's--blogs! It has been inspiring to see your art develop! Great job.....Carol C

Teri C said...

You did a great job on this Lin. You gave the look of relaxation. Glad you posted the preliminary sketch to compare.

Anonymous said...

Happy New year Lin, thank you for leaving such nice remarks on my blogs, it is people like you who motivate me to get going.
Lovely re working of a quick sketch.I always like your work.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Lin. Love the journal sketch. Thanks for all the encouragement you always give me!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful painting, I love the colors, it looks so calm and serene.
Happy New Year to you and your family Lin! I'm hanging on tight, seat belt on, to watch your continued amazing artistic journey in 2007!