i took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather this
week and met a friend early in the morning at the manhattan beach pier
for a sketching session. we sat on this bench.
this was our view. the hill in the background is palos verdes
where i live.
my watercolor of the morning. i am used to the brilliant
colors that acrylics offer and and finding my way with watercolors.
afterwards we walked to the end of the pier and watched the surfers.
they surf adjacent to the pier. you can hear them talk to each other
while waiting for a wave.
the water was so clear that you could see the bottom.
as i left a woman was just starting her day.
a few posts back i showed van gogh's
mulberry tree that i was to copy for my art class.
here are a few pictures of the process so far.
this is where i am as of now. i am reading letters that van gogh
wrote to his brother theo. it was a particularly torturous time
in his life. his brush strokes reflect his state, very wild. it is a
challenge to reproduce it but i have learned that patience and layers
of paint help.
and lastly, for this week, i want to share a journal spread.
today, as every friday, i am posting along with friends at
paint party friday. click and visit some of the wonderfully
creative folks who share their works there.