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Monday, July 30, 2012

How to slow down the morning...

Just head out to the screened porch and do a watercolor sketch of your breakfast cantelope before you eat!
Here is today's sketch, zinnias and melon.

I have a brand new, handmade paper (from India) watercolor sketchbook which I used for the first time while doing this sketch. I think I am going to love it.
 I look back through my older sketchbooks and find that, though "imperfect" (charmingly so?), the images bring back floods of memories of that moment.  For me, the sketch brings more memories than a more accurate photograph can, as I have to spend more time to get the "moment" sketched than to grab my camera!

Here is a sketch from last summer, when we were visiting family in Colorado [the brown chair], onions done at a time I was loving how my watercolors flowed and dried with interesting edges, and the last one here, from the wonderful, much-needed, rain storm which blew in Thursday afternoon!

I need to develop the part of myself which can creatively make an art studio more inviting and organized at the same time.....since it is going to be 100 + today (and I have just spent 2 hours watering, filing the bird bath and catching an occasional morning breeze) working down in my studio would be a good project!
We'll see....


Scratchings in the Dirt said...

What a beautiful blog? Are any of your paintings for sale? I absolutely love "Onions" on this post!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love the happiness of your watercolors - enjoy the cool of your studio when it is so hot out.

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