Tuesday, October 16, 2012

sketchbook Tuesday :: lovely long weekend

The Professor had a long weekend off for fall break, which also happened to be Kiddo's birthday. And the weather was gorgeous. So we went to our favorite, Edisto Beach.
Each day I painted the little slice of ocean that I could see from our rental cottage, which was situated across the street from the ocean-front houses. It was a fun way to document the changes in light and colors of the water and sky, all from the dining table looking out across the way. I fully intended to fill the facing pages with our beach finds of shells and feathers, but with such pretty days and a birthday to celebrate I only managed to begin one page. The others may still happen. I haven't unpacked our beach bag yet, where our treasures were stowed for the trip home.
 We were fortunate to have gloriously sunny days, although our third day was extremely windy. Notice how I never managed a straight horizon in these sketches. Each one was done with watercolor only, no drawing first. And oh yeah, I took another million photos of the surf. Should keep me busy drawing for a while.

5 comments:

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

So glad you made it back to the Lowcountry! I know you had great weather :) These are great watercolor sketches!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Each sketch is a gem and a wonderful way to remember vacations. It sounds like it was a heavenly breath of fresh air.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Ann - these sketches are super. Looks like the third one you really caught the choppiness of the water. Your sea shells are interesting as well. Hope you had a great week-end break. Take care and God Bless.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

all great sketches but i really like the first one :) i think its the lighting on the water

Barbara Weeks said...

Great sketches!

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