Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Loving Summer

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.
Almost done!

13 comments:

  1. Me too on the loving of summer! Love your art!

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  2. Wow, your artwork is so beautiful! And, you are flying on that sweater!

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  3. Great sketches. Isn't it interesting that no matter what our skill level, we can always learn something new.

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  4. Your sketches are awesome, and so is that sweater! I LOVE the color, too.

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  5. Trees are hard. I've been watching videos on how to paint trees and I get a headache every time. There is just too much going on there. Yours is great though. I think you got it!

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  6. Your painting is beautiful, but what really stood out to me was your lettering. You do BEAUTIFUL hand lettering.

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  7. Your sketches look beautifully colorful and just wonderful. Enjoy your morning coffee and craft along with an almost completed gorgeous sweater!

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  8. The artwork is beautiful-I love to try and do architecture!
    The sweater is cranking right along-it will be nice to have a Fall sweater all ready to wear the first crisp morning!
    (I hated getting up and out of the house early in the morning, too. I still can't stand it cuz I have to be up and out twice a week for the boys to visit their mom.....grrrr!)

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  9. Awesome sweater! You really are almost finished! And your sketches are just wonderful. I always love seeing them. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. We are not allowed in the buildings over the summer....our hours are 8-3, I'm there usually about 7:15 or so. We are on middle school hours, since our school is a PreK-8....the other elementary schools are 8:45-3:45...I'd hate to go back to those hours..I like getting out earlier...

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  11. i love your bulidings. Your artwork has a charm that is unique . I LOVE IT. Do you think of creating cards from them. en masse? LIke at walgreens with a photo of a drawing you love?

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  12. Love you sketches. And the cardigan is coming along nicely

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  13. I love when you share your sketching, you inspire me. sounds like you are feeling better and summer is being nice to you!

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