Friday, March 29, 2019

Journal - White Azalea

Journal - The azaleas are blooming almost everywhere! This is a splash and splatter of a while variety ...

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Journal - Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC - Cape Fear Sketchers

Journal - Brooklyn Arts Center - Cape Fear Sketchers. I sat with several others in the Annex sketching the marvelous wooden structure on the wall with a small stage and steps beneath it ... Quite a challenge with all that woodwork -- but beautiful!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Journal - Wright Square - Savannah, GA

Journal - Another sketch from my workshop with Shari Blaukopf - We visited Wright Square (Savannah GA) and chose small subjects from the square for our pages ... I had to finish this at home -

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Journal - House by Keziah Park

Journal - A fabulous day in Southport - sunny and warm - even with the heavy pollen. Sat in Keziah Park (Indian Trail Tree) with Maria Liberto Bessette And Chris Bergstrom Kibler and sketched a house outside the park.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Journal - Reynolds Square

Journal - Another sketch from Shari Blaukopf's workshop in Savannah. This is from Reynolds Square and our object was to sketch people and shadows. We started the lesson and sketch in sunlight, but soon after, clouds covered the sun and so the shadows were gone -- I made up some of the shadows I didn't remember.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Journal - Fountain at Columbia Square - Savannah GA

Journal - Savannah, GA - Workshop with Shari Blaukopf. What a marvelous 3 days with Shari -- wonderful instructor and FABULOUS place to sketch. I haven't finished all the sketches I started - but here is one that I completed there. We sketched the fountain at Columbia Square. The lesson was a limited palette using 3 primaries ... I used Permanent rose, quin. gold and Prussian blue. This was my 2nd attempt as my first turned into mud! LOL Shari's demo did NOT include ink -- but I love line so I added ink to my final sketch.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Journal - Southport House

Journal - Ah - almost spring! Gwen Renee and I took advantage of the sunshine and warmer afternoon to sketch one of the many charming houses in Southport. Got most of this painted before the gnats sent us scurrying for cover. Finished shadows at home - no gnats!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Journal - Asiatic Lilies

Journal - I definitely have spring fever, though the temperatures bounce between those in the 40s and those in the 70s! Still, a trip to Lowes Hardware found me drooling over these orange double Asiatic lilies. Had to take them home to paint and plant.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Journal - The Door

Journal - Remembering Italy and those marvelous flowered doors ..

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - Hellebores

Journal - Sketching today with the Cape Fear Sketchers at the New Hanover Public Library.  I brought some flowers as did others and we also set up some still life subjects.  FUN!  I sketched my hellebores.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Journal - Tiny Daffodils

Journal - Tiny Daffodils -- This rainy season as weather warms but the sun disappears behind cloudy skies, I HUNGER for color and flowers. Another trip to the New Hanover Arboretum found these tiny daffodils brightening the landscape.

Friday, March 08, 2019

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Journal - NC Maritime Museum

Journal - We've returned to a week of cold and wet weather - but undeterred my friend Gwen and I went to the NC Maritime Museum for a few sketches ...

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Journal - New Hanover County Arboretum

Journal - New Hanover Arboretum

Despite the cool weather and overcast sky, a few friends and I went to the New Hanover Arboretum to sketch the plants in bloom. We stood in the shelter of one of the buildings to escape the wind, did our sketches, added local color, then went home to warm up. I added a final layer of watercolor at home. The small colorful building is the tiny house in the Children's Garden. 

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Journal - Saucer Magnolia

Journal - Inspired by Saucer Magnolia blossoms ...I've seen these along the roadside and Maria and I found a couple just beginning to bloom ... Though the trees have broken bud, we will face a cold week ahead - I hope the newly emerging plants are spared.

Friday, March 01, 2019