Sunday, 30 August 2009

Black Bear on Clingman's Dome Road

I tried to sketch and paint a small black bear we saw coming out of the woods on the Clingman's Dome Road in the Smokie Mountains.
It's not easy (for me) to draw/paint from memory...but I gave it a try. I've got to keep a "record" of our sights along the way! :-)
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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Smokie Mountain National Park

After our trip up North, we came home and picked up some other items we prepared for "going on" and driving down to the Smokie Mountain National Park. We shared an "A-Frame" in the Mtns. with one of our daughters and family. Always love the Smokies--did some sketchbook stuff while there too, but it isn't watercolored yet. I'll be posting more.....
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These are some misc. sketches I did while we were staying at Lake Charlevoix...A Blue Chair in Bay View with a pot of flowers set in it.
The Charlevoix Lighthouse and can find Petoskey Stones on this beach.
Nine Mile Beach (on Lake Michigan) where people also comb the beach for Petoskey Stones.
Had a great week up North and rain only on our last day--we made the best of it at Class and painted on a wrap-around porch of one of the buildings.
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Sketchbook Watercolor Group

These are some watercolors we did in our Sketchbooks at Bay View, Michigan (17, 18, 19, & 20 Aug. '09)
Picture #1 - a pot of flowers near the old Depot.
Picture #2 - the library doors at Bay View
Picture #3 - the Old Depot at Bay View
Picture #4 - Back garden of Bay View Home
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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Up North

Looking forward to going up North--hoping the weather will be good! This is my version of downtown Charlevoix.

And the next picture is a part of Harbor Springs--so pretty up there.
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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

To Petoskey and Charlevoix in North Michigan

Always love August when we go up North with our Brother and Sister-in-law for a week. I usually go to Catherine Carey's Watercolor Sketchbook Class (see my profile). It's a relaxing, painting week. This watercolor is one I did in the Memorial Garden overlooking Little Traverse Bay.