Monday, June 26, 2017

A Day of Dogs

We rescued two very sweet rat terrier sisters.  They are three years old and as the saying goes... Who rescued who?

They are helping us heal after the loss of our Grizzy in early March 2016.

Their first road trip was to visit my brother's familly in TN.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Looking toward Myrtle Island

Plein air from the Inn at Palmetto Bluff.

Monday, June 12, 2017

2016 RBC Heritage

Plein air sketching at the tournament.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cahill's Chickens

At last.  A chance to sketch chickens!  I'd love to keep a couple of chickens in the back yard for the joy of watching them not to mention the eggs.  Oh to change zoning laws!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

August Bouquet - Back in the Saddle

Lots of life has happened.  Thankfully mostly busy stuff.  Grateful for good health, good job, my love, old and new friends, fur babies and always the wonders of nature.

Will be posting images that were created over the last couple of years.  Figure if I start with basic posts, I'll catch up to the present a lot quicker.

Time is not standing still for sure!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

And, have a happy, healthy 2016, filled with peace!

The wreath was made by my co-worker.  He cut grapevine and wove it into a wreath base, then filled it with red cedar clippings that were loaded with berries.  There are strands of palmetto leaves circling the wreath and some dried Thoroughwort sprinkled in.

I sketched this on my phone with my finger using the Paper by 53 app for the iPhone.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Mini Urban Sketching Workshop with James Richards

Urban sketching for this nature girl?  Oh yes :)  One of my goals is to add people into my sketches and I've been practicing for over a year now. 

When Kip Bradly at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA announced Jim was coming to town to give a three hour workshop, I jumped at the chance to study with him.
 
Jim has a great way of explaining how to sketch people.  His new book  Freehand Drawing and Discovery: Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers sounds a bit complex, but after working with Jim for for just 3 hours,  I believe his easy and concise manner of reducing a complex subject into easy to understand pieces will be present in this book.

A different view on each page from Johnson Square, Savannah, GA

 Here is Jim giving a critique of my journal page done at City Square.

It was great to meet fellow sketchers that I know from online art groups!  I love the online art world :)


Monday, November 17, 2014

October Beach Day 2

It's a funny thing about going to the beach.  Once you start you can't stop :)

We were lucky to be there two Saturday's in a row. 

The top sketch was painted just after we arrived. A little later on, I photographed Grizz enjoying her walk along the water's edge.  Once we were seated back under the beach umbrella, I used the photo on my phone for  reference.  There's a challenge... try to see an image on a phone with the bright sun at the beach!

Watercolors, Stillman and Birn Alpha journal, Micron pen.