Saturday, June 29, 2019

Journal - Southport House #113

Journal - Yesterday morning was bright and just a bit cooler than the past few days. My frriend Katie and I got together to paint another Southport house. We sat near #113 on a downtown street - she painting the house to th left, me, #113. As we were just finishing up, the owner of the house I sketched came out to take her dog to the vet. She came over, admired my sketch, and offered to buy it. She was so sweet - I tore it from my sketchbook and gave it to her. Her kindness made my day!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Journal - Barn - Splash and Splatter

Journal - Splash and Splatter Barn - Took a quick trip back to Oxford this week - saw some of the barns I enjoy painting (no time to do so) and hay waiting to be rolled into bales ...I used Rae Andrews color pallette with more of the Prussian blue I love for this sketch...

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Journal - Splash and Splatter Gladioli

My neighbor's Glads are quickly fading  I thought I would try to capture them using a splash and splatter approach ....

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - Cotton Exchange, Wilmington, NC

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - The Cotton Exchange - Wilmington, NC - Several of us found a lovely shady spot near the Popcorn shop. This was the same view I chose last year, this this time, my goal was to simplify the scene and focus on the center of interest -- of course -- Ice cream cone -- think it might have been warm outside? LOL

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Journal - Frog Sculpture - Airlie Gardens - Cape Fear Sketchers

An overcast day threatening rain; yet at least a dozen members of the Cape Fear Sketchers showed up at Airlie Gardens for 2 hours of sketching yesterday.  I sketched this yesterday after painting the large artichoke I fel in love with, and finished it at home this morning.  I found this charming frog sculpture in front of the Butterfly House ...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Journal - Airlie Gardens - Artichokes - Cape Fear Sketchers

Journal - My sketch from Airlie Gardens - One of the giant artichokes ... I also sketched the frog statue by the Butterfly House but will post that once I finish it ..

Journal - Brunswick Botanical Gardens - Tomatoes

Journal - The other day, Elizabeth, Katie and I met at the Brunswick County Botanical Gardens. The vegetables in the 'Edible Garden' were ripening, so I focused on these grape tomatoes for my day's sketch.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Daylily - Splash and Splatter

Journal - Along the roadsides, in many gardens, the humble daylily is brightening all the greens with its bright orange.  Love the cheerfulness of these flowers.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Pitcher Plants and Orchids

Journal - A few of us met again at the Stanley Render Carnivorous Plant Garden. The day was overcast with rain threatening -- but gratefully, the rain held off and the clouds kept the temperatures mild -- if muggy. Many of the Pitcher Plant flowers were gone, and instead, ORCHIDS everywhere!! Most were pink but here and there were a few white -- A marvelous day!

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Journal - Brunswick Botanical Garden

Journal - Spent a delightful morning at Brunswick Botanical Gardens -- shade, a cool breeze, persimmons ripening, bees buzzing, sunshine ...

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - Poplar Grove Plantation

A beautiful day - breezy, sometimes overcast, other times sunny.  This is the back of one of the outbuildings on the plantation - I was fascinated by the antique cobalt bottles hanging from the tree and the bit of garden ...

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Journal - Cinnamon Basil

Journal - The cinnamon basil in my garden has sprung flowers and seeds ... pretty and oh so tasty! I painted this last month - (NOT 2014!!! - GOSH WHAT WAS I THINKING OR NOT THINKING!! LOL) and those flowers and leaves are still going strong!