Even though I went into school yesterday and worked for a full day, I am just loving summer. Just being able to get up and savor coffee and craft in the morning is a luxury that I treasure. I hate having to be at work before 8 a.m. I'd love a job that didn't start until 9, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards.
We've had some spectacular sunny days. Last Saturday, I took advantage of one by going sketching twice. In the morning I sketched with some friends at a park near my house, where I worked on a tree. I need some lessons in foliage!
In the afternoon, another sketcher and I drove out to a county park to paint the ruins of an old farmhouse. You can judge for yourself how well I did.
And here is my rendering:
It was both fun and hard to capture the stones and the angles. My friend gave me some advise on doing foliage, and I think it helped.
Also, I realized that I put up an old photo of my Fullerton Cardigan. Here is a more recent one.