I have some photos to share. I was without internet access the entire week at Sugar Loaf, but after the initial irritation, it was probably a good respite. We had lots of family time. I made time to visit my sister-in-law (my brother (her husband), John, lost his battle with cancer two years ago) in her new digs and was surprised to find my niece, Jane, there as well. We had a very nice visit.
Almost my entire immediate family made it up for the week. My son was unable to come, but his daughter joined us, so there were six of us. Fun, fun, fun!
Don't you love that sky?
Also, I have actually gotten brave enough to try a watercolor. It is on 8.5" x 11" watercolor paper. All I have so far is the initial laying in of color. I have lots of fine tuning to do. I will try to get up the courage to add color and definition to the trees, grasses and texture to the area between the barn and the fence, and figure out where I want the shadows to be.
I'd really love your input and/or suggestions as I am truly a beginner. I have limited colors so I mixed some ultramarine and gamboge with just a touch of quin red for the trees; some quin red with a bit of gamboge for the barn and violet, quin red, pthalo blue with a touch of gamboge to get the brown for the windows, door and fence.
I am so happy to be home and am working hard on my Drawing Lab assignments that I am working on with the Yahoo Group Artists of the Round Table. What a great group that is!
I have plans today:
walk the treadmill
check out a studio where a woman gives watercolor lessons
take my daughter and her girls out to lunch
go to Sam's to get bottled water, coffee and softener salt
vacuum the sand out of the trunk and back seat of my new car
work on my watercolor
As I am only on my first cup of coffee, I'd better get this body in gear.