Tuesday, April 29, 2014

sketchbook:: a brief escape

This past weekend we had perfectly lovely springtime weather here in our Southern mountains. With a few free hours Saturday afternoon we drove out on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped at Moses Cone Manor to do some sketching. Our trees here have not leafed out yet, but the sky was clear and the sun felt warm.
We settled on the hillside along side the manor house. The Professor and I sketched the view of Bass Lake. Then Kiddo and I played tourists and browsed through the gift shop.
Here is the view of Bass Lake looking across the carriage trial at Moses Cone Manor. Soon there will be more green in this landscape with leaves on those trees. For now it's nice to enjoy these rare sunny spring days whenever we can.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ocean Dreams

Ocean Dreams III
7.5 x 9.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Here is my most recent painting, dreaming of the sea and watching the waves move over the sand in the soft early morning light.

My postings have been lacking here lately as I have been busy with moving my elderly mother into her new home. And all I am going to say is that it hasn't been going smoothly. Not even close. I have managed some sketches these past few weeks and I am hoping to return to more regular postings soon.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

sketchbook :: a practice sketch

In my 12 x 9 inch Kilimanjaro sketchbook, I am working on establishing my dark values more quickly when I paint, with this sketch from a photo of Edisto marshes. I am not entirely pleased with this one but do like the sky.


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