Tuesday, September 18, 2018

From the Familiar to the Un...

The familiar: Line sketches at the market, and taking notes.
These notes from a gallery talk at the Farnsworth.
More notes, these from attending a workshop.
 Out to dinner at Darby's: 
A surprise~ The Celtic Music jam session!
It was heaven! The lady at the bar thought so too. 
Especially when she got up & started step dancing!
 The Annual Fiber College at a campground in Searsport. 
Another surprise: 
My favorite Belfast Bay Fiddlers 
were playing on a sunny, breezy
late summer day! 
After a short watercolor workshop & some sketching,
my senses were open & ready!
This lady was spinning wool while listening.
And now the less familiar. 
Experimenting with watercolor.
Oooooh, juicy. It's not you painting,
it's you letting the watercolors express themselves,
say my teachers. But studying & notes help with that process.


  1. Rita your wonderful sketchbook is rich with pages that will evoke memories. Love those juicy watercolors. Isn't it fun to play with color?? It is something I so enjoy doing. Have a great day friend. Hugs!

  2. I love your oose and fun style not to mention those yummy colors

  3. Oh, I especially love the painting at the jam session, although I like Celtic music so much I would be too busy watching and listening to sketch! You really catch the energy of it all. And I love your experiments. I need to experiment more... Oh, why weren't we born with infinite time (or fewer interests!)

  4. PS -- Thanks for all the nice words in your comment! How did I do the moon? Well, I took a LOT of them because the zoom was out pretty darned far and I wiggled a lot! And I tried all the settings on the camera (it's new) and I don't remember which one worked. But it was just a pocket digital camera (Canon) with 40x zoom.

  5. Love being able to follow along with you--you capture cool bits and pieces xx

  6. oh, oh, oh, i love this technique. and such fun to follow along with you through your lectures and festivals and every day doings.


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