View from the Live Oak Room, Azalea Inn, Savannah, GA
Originally uploaded by linfrye
I also have the problem of keeping something a 'sketch' without trying to make it a finished painting ... another lesson for my growing resolution list ... sigh!
Anyway, yesterday morning, early as the sun was just rising, I decided to sketch SoMEThinG HERE and NOW! LOL So I opened the blinds on the window/door and sketched the view to the private porch that sits in the embrace of a huge live oak tree. I managed to get the sketch about done before it was time to shower, dress and eat a fabulous breakfast ....then when we came home from walking through the historic district of Savannah and the riverfront and after eating at Lady and Sons (Paula Dean's famous restaurant) for a nap --- I managed to paint a bit -- shadows and lghting from an overfed memory! LOL
There is another chair, small sofa and table on the porch where C later practiced his guitar ... but again, not having all things I tend to rely on at my disposal (lightiing, table, etc.) and that live in my studio -- this was the best I could do !! LOL
The door/window --- if you look to the bottom right of the sketch, you'll see a small drawing of the door/window that leads out to the porch. It was explained to us that back in the 1800s when the house was built, the owner paid taxes on each entry or door --- so this simple device was created ... the bottom 1/2 or 1/3 of the door/window, is split and opens side to side, while the TOP 1/2 of the door/window rises ... to give way to ample room to enter or exit the room. It's covered by a long blind and curtain ... and so looks for all purposes like a large window over wood molding ... very clever.
We have another morning here and then head to Florida and to my excited mom .... the weather has been incredibly gorgeous --- 60s and low 70s ... sunshine -- though GA needs the rain as much as we do in NC ...