Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sketchbook Paintings in Florida

Better late than never.  Here are some of the little paintings in my sketch book that I did in Florida.

 The waves were a challenge..... just too fast.  But I got the color right and enjoy the time sitting on the beach in the warm sun.

This is a view from the living-room of my son's fixer upper bungalow. 

This is no longer a mystery.  I found a painting of it I'd done a few years ago in Florida and had forgotten.  It is is a kalanchoe.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A View from the Ferry

I'm home from my travels with several new little watercolors in a little sketch book that a friend gave me just before I left home.  Above is the first painting that I did in it.  I did it from the ferry just before we left Gustavus for Juneau on the first leg of our trip to Florida.

Above is a scan of the book.  My friend purchased it at Uwajimaya, a large Japanese store in Seattle.  I like the paper a lot.  It is more forgiving than most of the watercolor papers I use.  it measures about 6x7.5 inches.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

In Florida, no Scanner

I'm here in Florida for a while.  I must admit to not keeping to my intentions to paint 29 little paintings in February, but I did do about 20.  I got too busy getting ready  to leave home and we spent a couple of days in Juneau which were also busy.  Then there was jet lag.  In the last few days, I have done a few sketches and little paintings and yesterday took some photos of them.  I was going to post here, but discovered I didn't bring the cord to put them on my laptop. And there is no scanner.   Darn it!

What I did just do, which I'd been meaning to do for a long time, is post on my other blog about some books that I have had paintings and drawings included it.  You might like to take a look, here.

This is a little painting that I did in my sketch book on Spruce Island, near Kodiak, in 2014, and is on the back cover of Fran Kelso's book Alaska Attitudes.

Unless I come into contact with a scanner, I'll be back here after I get home in a couple of weeks.