Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tenants Harbor , Maine Art Show JOY and COLOR on the Peninsula

           Fellow artist Barbara Aras and I are having an art show in Tenants Harbor, Maine


                                                  Joy & Color on the Peninsula
                                       Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm 
                                                             July 15, 16, 17
                                                 14 Watts Avenue, Tenants Harbor
                                                   - next to the Odd Fellows Hall -

If you are in the area for St. George Days  on the Peninsula please stop by.  Here is a peak of a few pieces I am bringing .

Back to my sketchbook and brush , until next time enjoy this beautiful day. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

From Tenants Harbor to Boston my sketchbook goes

Getting ready for a show in Tenants Harbor July 16-17 but that hasn't stopped me from sketching along the way , Lol !  I  left after the Tenants Harbor preparations for a sketching workshop with  Shari Blaukopf  in Boston . I love sketching and painting with other artist and loved her class. Here are a few sketches I did from that workshop.

These are very fast sketches , I was focusing on the movement, color and busyness of the Farmers Market.

Fast and loose adding very little detail . This one was sketched in just a few minutes as we had a time limit.

Sketching quickly is a very useful tool when doing an urban scene,  there is so much going on so you want to just capture your impression of place . The watercolor washes were done afterwards.

This one was  done in bits and pieces  while waiting for class to begin. I focused on one person and moved to the next as people came and went.

Our first day was spent at a park in Newton , MA.

 It is always fun to be able to sketch or paint with other artists . I  love seeing everyones work  and it is always fun to see what each artist focuses on.  Next time I will post a few things about the upcoming show in Maine. Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sketching in Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde Maine

I have been traveling with my sketchbook by my side , full of joy and excitement ; this time to Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde  , Maine . Sketching on location is  exciting and thrilling . A good way to explore  an area and come home with a book full of memories that photos and post cards can't come close to .

        I did these quick sketches using a Canson Montvale field sketchbook  7x10  , a ultra fine Sharpie marker and a small limited watercolor palette , sometimes a water brush  and other times a small travel round brush.  Keep your supplies limited and light .  I did this sketch very quickly while my husband was looking at a map  to our next location. The watercolor wash was done later while back at our hotel. Quick, quick and quick , just getting the essence and sense of place. This is Christmas Cove , ME

 This one was done at the Marshall Point Light House in Port Clyde , ME    The same process standing with my sketchbook on my arm and answering a few questions from onlookers. People will really be interested in what you are doing and I encourage them to give it a try every chance I get .

  One of the reasons I tend to sketch fairly quickly , ok very quickly is I am not usually on my own when doing this so I try to be respectful of those traveling with me . On your own you have more freedom to sketch at your own speed and be as detailed as you like. I happen to prefer quick sketching with just enough detail to say what I want .

I sketched this one of Tenants Harbor from our hotel window . Like Danny Gregory says " Art Before Breakfast " I actually did quite a few sketches before breakfast on this trip.

This one I drew as we were waiting for the full moon to arrive . It was a fabulous moon that night. 

I will leave you with this one of Port Clyde . My friend Barbara and I went sketching and then painted the afternoon away.  Next time I will share information on a show I am having with Barbara Aras in Tenants Harbor in July . Talk soon and I hope you are keeping a sketchbook of your own.