At the most basic level I am a sketcher, yes I paint and sell watercolors and acrylics, but in my soul I am a sketcher. Sketching captures the moment, expressing emotions better than a carefully constructed painting, because with sketching the process is more important than the outcome – just what I needed this week.
Flowers are a comfort whether growing in a garden or arranged in a vase, I did this on my iPad in the style of an acrylic on canvas.
Sunday and the events of the week got me thinking of chapels in France, which always brings me a sense of peace. This is Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe (Needle) near Le Puy-en-Velay, France. It takes a climb of 268 steps that are carved into the rock to get to the chapel. Someday I would like to give it a go.
Brilliant sweet-peas and a sunny day, with Neville sleeping at my feet. (You can follow Neville of Mukilteo on Instagram.)
I got out on Wednesday, tried out a new tea shop in Ballard, ended up at Magnolia Park. Sketched Marvin’s Garden from the tea shop, and West Seattle from Magnolia Park.
Back on the deck for sketches of our potted garden. The nasturtiums will bloom before long; they have such distinctive leaves.
I hope you have a good week, now that we are getting out more we are happily connecting with friends and family, I trust you are doing so as well.