Thursday, July 12, 2012

In the sketch book

Sylvia sketches at Point Lobos
Ink

The view from the beach at Point Lobos
Charcoal

Cypress Trees at Point Lobos, CA

Where is the art lately? Well, I've done a bit, but pretty limited. I had a lovely two days in Carmel Valley with four other artists, complements of friendships made in Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society.  We hiked in Point Lobos Reserve and sketched. You can see that it was a very cool day on the coast.

Hiking with artists Sue, Karen, and Jane
I am second from right
Sylvia is missing because she took the photo

We also took a hike up the coastal mountain range the next morning in Garland Regional Park. This day was picture perfect with sunshine and warm temperatures.

Hiking in  Garland Ranch Regional Park
Carmel Valley, CA

We painted at Lover's Point, but my piece was truly awful, though it prompted many compliments from children who gathered to watch.

The rest of the time, I've just tried to keep sane and do our daily activities while a major remodel is underway. Here you see the kitchen back splash being done today. The rest of the house is in a jumble.
A very nice tile crew installs the kitchen back splash

Stay tuned, though. I will return. I am working on a commission at the moment.

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Thank you so much for your kind words, Mary.

Your kitchen is looking magnificent, though I am sure you can't wait until it is all finished. Love the idea of your creative weekend. I like the sketches too! Well done and ever so much better than I can manage.

Barbra Joan said...

Yes Mary, been there also..! Point Lobos and Carmel .
You look chilly ... but I'm sure it was worth it..
I'll be back to posting soon as I am able.. Hugs, Barbra

Sensible Sarah said...

Your kitchen is looking fantastic, Mary. Wonderful!

Have a great day!

Ciao Bella
Sensible Sarah
XO