One VERY pleasant reason for my absence has been one of our glorious fishing trips to the Ozarks last month, a few days after my last entry. Joseph fishes and I sketch like mad...17 pages, in all, this time! Can't wait to go back for one more sketchathon this year...
|I always seem to sketch this little tower...|
|Whoops, my ink was water-soluble, so I switched to straight watercolor.|
|My dad used to stand on the dam and fish--as many people do. It's mossy and slick and the water rushes over it, and I have YET to see anyone fall! This one was painted directly, without graphite or ink.|
|Lovely old stonework all over in Bennett Spring...|
|My terrific little walker-studio lets me go anywhere I want, to work...it's more comfortable than this bench, actually!|
And since we got home, I've been working like crazy on the upcoming North Light book...27 other artists involved in this one, all of them amazing, and I'm getting some exciting stuff in my Drop Box. The challenge is using it in the best possible place, and putting one more bit IN when it comes in after I've already "finished" the appropriate chapter!
I'll be sharing bits and pieces here, as I go...lovely on-the-spot work!