Monday, March 31, 2008

March Madness and SketchCrawl 18

March was a pretty busy month for me. It started out with the Gerald Brommer watercolor workshop in Myrtle Beach (see below for workshop paintings). I came home to my street blocked by a fallen tree and no electricity, heat, internet, or phone. It took 10 days before everything was restored to normal.
My newest grandson was born in March - Louis Joseph - a bouncing 9 pound 10 ouncer, and my 10th grandchild.
I celebrated my 63rd birthday on the 28th.
And I finished the month by participating in SketchCrawl 18. This was my second SketchCrawl. My sister Joan and I started at the Fort Lee Historic Park and our first sketch was the George Washington Bridge. I couldn't believe how close we were to the bridge. It seemed to be right in our laps as we sat and sketched. We did a few other sketches in the park, one of them a sketch of a gentleman who was dressed in period costume in front of a soldier's hut sewing a pair of "britches". While I sketched he told us a lot about the living conditions of soldiers in Revolutionary War times. On the way home, we stopped at the Celery Farm in Allendale where I did a watercolor pencil sketch of the marsh from one of the observation platforms set up for bird watchers.


Lung Tom said...

How wonderful to finally find a watercolorist who posted some art.I've posted art on my plog also. See "Effluence of the Mind"

Ai said...

It seems like you really have March madness indeed. Congratulations on your new coming grand child. I am glad that your home has been recovered to the normal stage so you can get busy doing art as usual.

The sketches are great. I especially like the bridge. It seems quite a challenge to do all those architectural parts.