Bonnie isn't the only one cleaning out and doing some re-organization in the studio! Oh yes, you can always tell it is FALL in my neck of the woods when I drag out the sewing machine, pull out the knitting needles and do a general decluttering of my work areas. This phenom takes place usually before Thanksgiving (Fall) and before Easter (Spring) in the studio ( oh there's the mini-declutter/straightening up in between too ;-0).
So what does this have to do with anything? I found these little paintings from an afternoon on the water near Bon's house. You can see I was experimenting with pen and ink by the notes I've written on the page.
Often I'll add the details in a journal-like style or make notes on the back of the painting. This particular day it was overcast with a hint of rain in the air, warm and humid. It is funny that even without the notes, I remember exactly what the weather was like; there's something about painting outside that intensifies the senses.
There definitely was some frustration for me that day with the whole marina thing. Lots and lots of boats were moored in the marina and for some reason this made me crazy.
|Too many boats!!|
|Using Artistic License|