Tuesday, October 20, 2009

While I was away

I filled one spread in my watercolor Moleskine by recording a little slice of the ocean and sky colors for each day we were at Edisto Beach. I had such a great view from my spot at the dining table in our rental cottage that I couldn't let it go to waste.

I also couldn't help thinking of this song, especially on our rainy Wednesday, when the fishing boats disappeared on the horizon.



And when we returned from our trip I was greeted by Abner! I had the good fortune of winning Abner in a drawing over on Diahn's blog, and he's gorgeous! I really couldn't believe this was a print, it is so beautifully done on such quality paper. A wonderful surprise to come home to after our stay at the beach. Now that we are back in our mountains life is crazy busy around here. I have a design project that needs finishing and we have guests coming for the weekend. If you could see the state of my house right now you would wonder why I am even sitting here typing this with so much that needs doing. At least I have Abner to keep me smiling! Thanks Diahn!

18 comments:

Possum Patty said...

What a great idea! Love the sky and water sketches. Congrats on winning Abner!

Diahn said...

What a lovely spread of sketches! I love how they really reflect the mood of each day! I'm more than a little jealous that you were there... :)

I'm so glad that Abner arrived safe and sound - and that you're pleased with him!

Marie Plocharz said...

What a lovely remembrance. Very nicely done!

Alex said...

I really like how you made little frames for each recording, and they all seem so calm and beautiful ^^ And to be greeted by Abner is probably sometimes like Christmas coming early I am sure! :)

Martine said...

Excellent ideas these four frames and you perfectly rendered the different types of blue; I could almost feel the different weather and temperature ! Well done !

marancat said...

Those little sea sketches are wonderful - such cnages between the days.

nanke's stuff said...

Your little paintings of the sea each day are really wonderful. I love seeing how it changed each day. Well done! nancy

Melissa S. said...

Love your 'slices' of the ocean! Great way to record the days. Am also jealous you won Abner...enjoy him!

freebird said...

I love the slices of ocean views. Although is seems the ocean is always the same, here you can see it isn't. Congrats on winning the print. It's very pretty.

Ellen said...

Great idea to paint several skies like that with no expectations of a finished painting. Leaves you free to experiment with colors and clouds and light. Excellent!

Sherry said...

I adore the way you recorded the water in series. They have the charm of repetition and variation. That egret (heron?) is a beauty as well.

Thank you for the Nanci Griffith clip too - she is always enjoyable.

Barbara Weeks said...

Great job! I love this!

Jeanette said...

I do love these little slices of water and sky.

And to win Abner - lucky you! Diahn's work is beautiful.

Margaret Ann said...

I love your little slices of ocean views...such a unique and lovely spread!

Vicki Holdwick said...

You have some really nice paintings.

And I love your Abner. I, too, was a winner on Diahn's blog. I won Emory and I love him.

Thanks for your visit and your lovely comments.

xoxo

Dan Kent said...

I really love your snatches of ocean - a beautiful spread, and such a creative idea! And I won an original sparrow from Diahn but she never named it! (Love it anyway!)

Teresa said...

I believe you love (need?) your time at the beach as much as I do. I was just thinking - wistfully - of Ocracoke earlier this week.... then saw you'd been to Edisto... good for you!

Ann said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by, your comments are greatly appreciated :-)

Teresa, you are right about needing time at the beach. It is very restorative for me, as I am sure it is for you too!

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