Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Sorry for my sparse postings of late. I have been in a spring cleaning frenzy these last few weeks. As a result I now have bags and bags of stuff to donate. I can now find the books on my book shelves and actually walk into our little attic space. It's amazing what one house can accumulate over the years. Tons of stuff. And here, our small home is also where we work and school. Having multi-purposes for every room means clutter happens fast if we're not careful.

So while I am in this de-cluttering state I haven't worked on art as much. One thing at a time, you know. I did do a couple of sketches last week in my hand.book journal. Above is one of them, from a photo taken while on our recent beach trip, of the marshes at Edisto. This is sepia Pitt pen with watercolor wash. Two mediums I am probably the least comfortable with, pen and watercolor. Must be the coming of spring that has me changing everything about.

15 comments:

winna said...

you watercolor handling of colors is marvelous!

Sarah M said...

It's beautiful, very peaceful looking! I love the water.

Jennifer Rose said...

very nice sketch :) really nice choice of colours, could be the front of a postcard :)

Rhonda said...

Yes, a house can fill up real fast. I love the colors of your painting. Great work!

Teresa said...

Love the fresh, sketchy appearance of this... it works!

Anonymous said...

this is really nice Ann...and it reminds me of Anita (Davies)views of her fens....congrats on the spring cleaning....mine is WAY overdue!!.......deni....;)

marancat said...

This is lovely - perhaps your time has come for watercour and pen!

Deborah said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I appreciate it very much. This is a lovely painting - very peaceful - makes me want to be there.
Congratulations on spring cleaning.

Laure Ferlita said...

Such a quiet peaceful sketch. Love the rendering of blue sky in the water. It's hard to believe you struggle with either medium looking at this.

Mary Timme said...

I cross stitched a sign of Murphy's Household law that states: Any horizontal surface is soon covered with stuff. That is just how houses are.

I'm so uncomfortable with many mediums, yet.

BMoon said...

Fab colors, and the whole thing is so moody....just draws you in.

Sandy said...

Good Lord, you are not Comfortable with pen and WC, sure would not guess it from this fresh, bright entry - Love it - and congrats on the clean house I wish I could get motivated!

kazumiwannabe said...

This is fantastic! Your colors are so beautiful, and I love the subtlety of your work!

Ann said...

You all are very kind :) Thanks for all the lovely comments!

Margaret Ann said...

OOOH! Such beautiful loose lines and color...the piece glows...no mastery problem here that I can see! LOL :)

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