What I drew today

Sketches: Friday, June 17, 2011
So, this is what I did today. I had every intention of painting “en plein aire” today, and even packed up my easel, paint, a canvas, snacks and water…I was ready to go. My intended destination was Clayton Falls, a gorgeous waterfall just past Bella Coola. I headed to town, leaving in the bright, warm sunshine, and the closer I got to the falls, the worse the weather was. I was dressed for hot sunny day, and by the time I got there it was cold and windy. Too cold to paint in what I was wearing. So, headed back up the valley towards home, and lo and behold, by the time I got back up here it was warm and sunny. (We have a few different eco-systems here in this valley) So I stopped by my friends, Holly and Fraser’s hotel, The Bella Coola Mountain Lodge…formerly known as the Coast Mountain Lodge and also the Brockton Inn, and enjoyed sipping green tea, playing with their adorable cats, and sketching from their back deck in the glorious sunshine.

Magnolia Flower

Magnolia in my sketchbook
Hi everyone. I finally felt like sketching today! The sun is out and brilliant, and it’s hot and it finally feels like spring. I’m smiling!! Our magnolia tree looks absolutely magnificent right now, so I thought I’d take advantage of the sunny day to go outside and sketch it.¬†
It’s black ballpoint and colored pencil, softened up with a bit of mineral spirits…

This Girl’s Shoes

Sketchbook Project- This Girl’s Shoes
A new sketch for the Sketchbook Project. ¬†This one was fun! I was inspired by Andrea Joseph and her wonderful shoes in ballpoint. I started out in black ballpoint, and then thought “they’re so colorful, I can’t leave that out”, so I did the color accents in colored pencil.
These shoes make me smile, and they also make me about 6 feet tall. My husband hates when I wear them because he’s only 5’9. He’ll look up at me, make a face and sigh….:)