Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ready, Set, Go!

Whee, it's been busy.  I've been way out of touch with my posting and reading others' posts from EDM or Creative Every Day.

Art has gone on the back burner while I've been preparing for the Alternatives to Violence Project's National Conference which took place over Memorial Day Weekend and the service-learning trip to El Salvador which starts tonight!  Ready, Set, Go!

Last weekend we did get to go to the Art at the Source event and visited several studios here in Sonoma County.  And yesterday, I finished up a painting and matted it and two others to enter in the county fair.  I thought the deadline was going to be while I'm in El Salvador, and now find it will be after I get back. I'm now over prepared : )  I'll post those photos when we return.

Thanks to Susan's advice, I've taken out the pans in my little watercolor kit and loaded them up with fresh, bright color.  I'm hoping to have time for a travel journal, so I'm excited about the nice fresh paint.

Here's a sample of the pastel effects I was getting before...This is from a mid-May we took a trip to Mendocino woodlands and I sketched in the meadow on a lovely, sunny afternoon.  If you click on the picture, you can expand it to see a little better.

Hoping for an artistically productive summer!

3 comments:

whatidoisme said...

Nice to see you back Barbara, and all set for some more lovely sketches.
Sue

Alex said...

Great to see your work again Barbara. And thank you so much for your comments and concern. =)

nanke's stuff said...

It's very nice to see you back ... and, happy traveling on your next adventure! nancy