Thursday, September 27, 2018

Morel House, Savannah, GA

Journal - Sketching in Savannah with my fellow evacuee, Gwen - The Morel House ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Richmond HIlls, Georgia

Journal - Life is slowly getting back to normal after Hurricane Florence. There's still a lot of destruction, families displaced, homes still flooded ... Art often can help with relieving the stress and worries, and focus, for a while, on something more pleasant.

While evacuated, I spent some time with my daughter and her family, and then a few days in Savannah Georgia. There I met up with fellow evacuee and friend, Gwen. We spent a good part of one day sketching Savannah. On another day, my husband and I visited Richmond Hills - The Henry Ford Museum and JF Gregory Park for a 3 mile old rice canal walk. Here's the sketch from the day in Richmond Hills - some sketched on site, most afterwards. I may eventually add color to this page - but the sketching was a lot of fun and relieved a lot of anxiety.

We are home, safe, sound and doing well ... Grateful to have been spared the worst of Florence.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Greenfield Park, Wilmington, NC

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - Enjoyed sketching at Greenfield Park today -- The sun was in and out all day - clouds made it comfortable sketching ...


Journal - What do you paint when you're stumped? Your day!

Monday, September 03, 2018

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Another Southport House

Journal - Another Southport House. After lunch my friend Gwen and I sat and sketched another house in Southport. We found some shade, but by the time we sketched the complex ins and outs of the front of the home, the temps had reached over 90 degrees and we were very hot. So, this was sketched on site, inked and painted at home.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Southport House

Journal - Sketching Southport houses ... Yesterday friends and I found a shady place to sit and practice sketching and painting some of the houses we admire in Southport. It was warm, but we found a quiet corner in the shade to set up and sketch early in the day. While the hour we chose kept us cool, there were shadows plaguing our subject ... and because returning to plein air is still challenging for me and my focus was on getting the 'lines' right, I didn't stop to think about changing the light or colors. I tried too hard to remain 'true' to the view before me. I also started with pencil and followed this with paint and, thus obscuring all those careful lines I drew. Definitely a learning curve ....