"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind". - Henry James

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Time is Here

It's been a while since I've been able to post, but Dust Bunny kindly asked for a wintery scene.  In searching through my images, I found this small painting of birches.  It looks pretty wintery here in New Hampshire of late.  Although we missed out on the big snow storm last weekend (yay!), we still have some leftover snow from the previous storm.  And honestly, I don't mind snow if I don't have to drive in it.  I'm not a skier, but there is something exciting about a good snow fall.

What I don't like about winter is the weather we've been having lately - very cold and windy!  Walking in the woods is no fun with the bare trees creaking and groaning overhead and the snow and ice like shards of glass under foot.  Not terribly inviting.

I've heard that it is supposed to warm up a little in the next few days, all the way up into the 30s!  It'll feel balmy after the chill of the last week or so.

~ Merry Christmas ~

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Hampshire Sketchers

On Monday I met with three other women who are taking Kate Johnson’s online class, Keeping an Artist’s Journal.  I had a terrific time chatting, sketching, and eating with Kathleen, Pat, and Hannah, all lovely women and all wonderful artists.

Here are a few attempts at sketching en plein air from the warmth and coziness of Pat’s van.

We sat beside Swain’s Pond in Barrington and it was such fun to be in the company of sketchers.  I’m usually by myself, which is wonderful too, but this was a pleasant change for me.  Security in numbers.

I added color later to pen sketches.

It was a memorable and fun day!