Up, Down and Around -- and a Little LOVE

Sunday, September 18, 2011

If you're in the Westport, CT, area, please visit Love: In the Eye of the Beholder, the fall group members juried exhibition at the Westport Arts Center. My abstract ink-and-watercolor work "At First Sight" is in the show and available for purchase. The show runs through the first week of November. More information here.

And now, a late-summer journey through my sketchbook.

In August, M. and I were in Mystic for a family reunion. Fair weather generally means lawn games, such as the Ohio staple cornhole and an old favorite, croquet.

Croquet at Mystic

For my birthday, we were in Boston on a very muggy weekend. Sadly, this is all I could bring myself to draw in that sticky heat -- a dashed-off sketch of the Public Garden.

Ducks at Public Garden, Boston, MA

Yesterday, we were off in rural Pennsylvania, visiting a friend in her country house. Her cats -- apparently quite active by night -- dozed lazily all afternoon in the warmth of the woodstove.

Catnap on the couch at B's


Pie, Anyone?

Monday, September 05, 2011

It's been a while, I know -- after Lisbon, first I spent several weeks just enjoying not being on a plane, and then came the drama of Hurricane Irene (which, thankfully, spared us). I have been sketching here and there, and I'm getting ready for a painting workshop at the end of the month, but here are a few things from the summer to tide you over. These two watercolors are companions to the piece that was accepted into the Connecticut Watercolor Society show earlier this year. I had originally created them as a triptych for a different show that didn't pan out.

Dishing out ice cream