Friday, September 28, 2007

A few sketches from Up North.
Some of these could have been done anywhere.... (note to self: learn to find the LOCAL color.)
I hope to make at least some into paintings.

This is the Bunker Hill Monument from the dock next to Old Ironsides, the U.S.S. Constitution.

This is the skyline from the same vantage point. It was amazingly hazy over the water. It was like visible evaporation and humidification.

This woman, unknowingly, did me the favor of reading and SITTING STILL while I made this sketch. I am amazed by my patience of keeping the chair posts AND her shirt stripes "going."
One day when we'd been driving and walking and driving and walking I was frustrated and the lack of sketch time. When we stopped for gas, I got the woman filling her Toyota and a typical New England House across the street. It was some sort of consignment shop, and seemed out of place. I wish I understood Hopper's lights and darks, because the yellow house seems like a good subject, especially if I surrounded it by big dark maple trees.

The waitress (who was NOT Emma of Emma's Harborside Restaurant) liked my sketch.:

This is the "actual" view from Emma's Harborside Restaurant in Rockport, MA.

There used to be a fort at Rockport. These wooden soldiers are a reminder.

There are gazillions of photographs at Flickr and in the shops of the brightly colored Kayaks and skiffs. The fellow in the boat could have been a gondolier as he was trolling fast while standing up. I thought there was a rule about never standing up in such a small boat.

The Rockport Light would make a good painting, too.

And then there are the whimsical paintings of the Kaihlanen family. Their gallery was jammed when we walked by, so I'll have to make do with the website.

Oh... just discovered that Rockports Chamber of Commerce is excellent. You can find a list of most galleries here.

I was especially fond of John Walker, his gallery, his dog and his paintings.


Ninotchka said...

I've always loved your sketches and these are no less wonderful. Actually, they just get better and better. Kudos!

wenders said...

I agree with Nino - I love your style. :)

And they couldn't have been drawn anywhere - I knew just what they were! They're familiar to those of us in New England, lady. ;)

Lori Witzel said...

Laundry woman rocks!