Friday, July 27, 2012

Memories from recent Petoskey vacation

This was quick sketch of memory of church in France.

Our faithful camper!

Charlevoix, Mi

our day at Mackinac Island

Leland, Mi - "Fishtown"

Glen Arbor, Mi

My journalling explains most of these paintings.  It was a wonderful 10 day camping trip.  I tried to capture my favorite memories of the places we visited.  Some of the earliest ones were from a sketchbook painting class I took with Catherine Carey at Bayview.  She's who really got me started several years ago with keeping a watercolor sketchbook.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Just pen and water... and sometimes paint

The dog was from a statue that reminded me so much of our beloved Cassie - someday I'll try to paint her but my tears will be the water.  We really miss her!

Imaginary Visit to Japanese Garden

These are from one of Laure Ferlita's Imaginary Trips - great fun and learning.

Aschaffenburg Castle, Germany

Now I'm trying to paint a bit wetter and faster.  This is 7x11 and one of the castles we visited.