Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rebecca's Porch

Rebecca's Porch
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice
Plein Air

The crickets were already chirping by the time I dragged myself to Rebecca's last night. The constant throb of people, phones, meetings, musts were so intense that it took a while before I could relax enough to THINK about painting. I sat on Rebecca's porch, enclosed and screened from the persistent mosquitoes, and sketched the view from the window. By the time I had begun to apply the final touches of paint, not even the light on the porch was strong enough to discern the values. So I cleaned up my corner, retreated to my bedroom, and added a dash or two of color to make the needed value adjustments.

Today promises to be another busy one with a late night meeting out of town to which we're taking the students. I hope to paint during lunch or find a quiet 30 minutes away from phones so I can get in a sketch! LOL

Our lecture series brochure and offerings have been positively received, and already our trips and tours are full -- almost a YEAR away from some of the events! I'm elated -- ! This week, we're off to do a few agri-tourism tours and lunches, and our vans have only a seat or two remaining. The weather promises to be good.....

My granddaughter starts kindergarten this morning. My gracious, I remember the day she was born, rocking her through bouts of colic, watching her take her first steps -- can she be 5 years old already???

I'll be thinking of her all day ...


Teri C said...

Beautiful place Lin. Where on earth do you get your energy?!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A beautiful, colourful sketch and I echo Teri's call...where do you get the energy? Alos happy for you that all your tours are booked, which shows what a good job you're all doing!

Anonymous said...

You amaze me with your determination. I hope the painting after such a hectic day allows you to relax and is restful. Today's painting is beautiful.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I have a question for you Lin...do you paint/draw EVERYDAY? I went back to you very first entry and since ten it seems to me you've been pretty much with a pencil or paint in the hand every day? I bow before you, you are teaching me a valuable lesson!!

Joan said...

Lin - You find beautiful subjects no matter where you are and no matter how tired you are. This is lovely!!! I can just imagine you painting in the fading light.

caseytoussaint said...

Sooo pretty!