Wednesday, July 10, 2013

sketchbook :: blue sky alert

I have been neglecting my sketchbook lately. My spring sketchbook has evolved into a summer sketchbook, which is okay, now that we are fully into summertime. Summer here in our Southern mountains has been wet. We have had a lot of rain. And then more rain. Overflowing creeks and rivers, flooded roadways, and dark, gray skies have been the usual routine this summer. Between rain showers on Saturday I went into the yard to collect a few flowers for our table.
Monday brought a break from the rain with blue skies and puffy white clouds. While Kiddo played tennis I took the opportunity to sketch the sky from a view beyond the tennis courts. It was a pleasure to simply be outdoors on a summer day.

7 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

I do like to see peoples sketchbooks. These are lovely free studies

CrimsonLeaves said...

I always love your sketchbook pages, Ann. They tell the stories of your days and your thoughts. I wish we had a bit more rain here. Lots of promises but little show (in my opinion). I so prefer the clouds to the sunny brightness. Getting hot and humid of late and that is always my least favorite time of year.

. said...

Its a journal that needs no words, the paintings speak for them self... Lovely sketches and I hear you about the weather, it has been so grey and wet here and its a wonder anything is still standing and not been washed away. My vegetable are growing slow but the weeds are doing amazing. Today I woke up to blue skies and sunshine, I felt like a caveman who has never seen daylight before... Went for a very long walk and just enjoyed the open sky.

Happy summer and may there be more blue skies ahead!!!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

great pages :D love the bright yellow of the flowers

Debbie Nolan said...

Ann - I love your sketch book pages. Your blue skies and yellow flowers put a smile on my face. We too have been so wet. Beautiful summer day today though...hope yours is as well.

Hugh said...

Very lovely pages!

debra morris said...

Beautiful Ann, I've been inspired to blow the dust off my sketchbook. Thank you

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