Friday, November 22, 2019

Journal - Grapes

Journal - On the last remaining day of our stay at the SC winery, I wanted to thank the folks who were so kind to me in helping me get some relief for my threatening cold. So I did this quick 'grape' painting for them ... They loved it!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Journal - Brunswick Town

Journal - Finally got to join the Urban Sketchers of Wilmington at Brunswick Town. What a gorgeous day! Here is my sketch of the church remains on this historic site.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Karlyn Holman

I learned of the loss of a dear friend today – Karlyn Holman. I met Karlyn years ago at an Art of the Carolinas event hosted by Jerrysartarama. I was passing by her room and noticed some of the most beautiful watercolors I had ever seen. I stopped by when her class was over, and told her how much I admired her work and how sorry I was to have missed her class. She told me about several of her books, and I left with one of them with Karlyn trusting me to send her the money for the book (which I did). The following years, I took more of her classes, bought more of her books, DVDs, followed her to Umbria, France and Tuscany, took more of her classes, on-line and off, and always thanked her for the incredible inspiration she was not only for my artwork, but also for the way she taught. I went on to emulate her in my own teaching. If I have achieved anything in my artwork – I owe it to Karlyn. I am heartbroken to lose this incredible woman – always generous, kind, willing to help, talented, creative, innovative, always smiling and always with the greatest sense of humor. My deepest condolences to her family and other friends and folks she inspired. We were so fortunate to have had Karlyn in our lives.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Journal - October Smallies

Journal -- Been busy with our trip sketches and need to catch up with my smallies -- here's the last weeks of October ...

Friday, November 15, 2019

Journal - Urban Sketchers of Wilmington - Legacy Architectural Salvage

Journal - Wilmington Urban Sketchers - Legacy Architectural Salvage - My sketch from this fun place!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Journal - Looking Glass Falls - Version 2 - Lin Frye, North Carolina

Journal - Decided to try a second version of these beautiful falls in the Pisgah National Forest.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Journal - Looking Glass Falls

Journal - Looking Glass Falls - Version 1, Pisgah National Forest, NC

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Travel Journal - View from my Window

Travel Journal _  We had 3 days of rain and more time to sketch.  This is the view across our RV window....

Friday, November 01, 2019

Travel Journal - Blue Ridge Parkway

Travel Journal - Despite the rain and cold that followed, we had one glorious day to explore Pisgah National Forest, see some amazing waterfalls, watch an adventurous fellow brave 50F weather to glide down the cold waters of Sliding Rock, and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway.  This is one of the views we had...