|Hope Valley house - Click image for larger view|
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
As an active person on the blog, I do, of course, read many other blogs. I have been following Brenda Swenson for a while now, she has a lot of great stuff about sketching and watercolor and things. Recently she issued a challenge - a sketch a day for 75 days, ink only, no pencil. Sounds good to me, so I have joined in. Today is day 1 for me, so I started a different sketchbook and jumped in. . . we will see how all this turns out. Brenda's blog can be found here. This is the same little shack I painted a few days back, this time in ink only.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
|Friendship Street, Providence - Click image for larger view|
Monday, June 24, 2013
|Riverside Sq. Looking down Lincoln St - Click image for larger view|
Thursday, June 20, 2013
|What Cheer Tavern - Click image for larger view|
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
|Josh's Rainbow - Click image for larger view|
Thursday, June 13, 2013
|Providence City Hall - Click image for larger view|
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
|Tugs from Collier Park - Click image for larger view|
|Some more views|
Sunday, June 9, 2013
|Gaspee Days People - Click image for larger view|
Thursday, June 6, 2013
|A Pink House - Click image for larger view|
Sunday, June 2, 2013
A couple of sketches in the village - Click image for larger view
We spent the weekend on the boat and I got a couple of chances to sketch. Today I walked into Pawuxet village and sketched the scenes above. The top sketch is "The Water's Edge" a great little cafe and a good place for coffee and muffins. . . In the sketch below you can see the new facade that they are putting on the old Cameron's Drug Store, now the 'Cork & Bottle" -- it's like a fake storefront of no particular style, certainly has none of the character of the rest of the village. Below is another sketch in the village of a great old building which houses 'Bobby Pins' (a hair stylist I think) and "The Veiled Crow' which I am not sure just what the actually sell. I have looked in the window and there seems to be a lot of soaps and cremes - I doubt I will ever go in. This blue building also houses a barber shop and a Thai restaurant and an ice cream shop...mmmmmmm.
From the bridge - Click image for larger view
I also spent some time on the boat sketching. The picture below is a great old house which the decorated for next week's Gaspee Days - Next Saturday is the parade.I drew this from the pilot house of Tapestry sitting at the table while chatting with company. It seems like we always get a boat load when ever we are at the dock. We had a great time Saturday night with friends.
The Red House -Click image for larger view
Today I also sketched the helm station of the pilot house aboard Tapestry. There is a lot wrong with this one. .. but I had a good time trying to fit it all in. THis is definitely not art, just some scribbling to keep me occupied. . .
The helm station in the pilot house - Click image for larger view