Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - the Family Fishing Pond, Columbia Park


Sitting all alone on the far side of the fishing pond, I found this adorable little hut nearly overgrown with some kind of vine.  It was calling to me, so of course I had to respond!  I loved the frivolous red metal fence posts.  Kind of like they were saying, "Look at me, I used to be important!".


It was so cold this morning that I wasn't able to put any color in my sketch until I got back to my car.  Then I went too far and overloaded it.  Again, this is on the far side of the pond in Columbia Park near the dock but looking the opposite direction.


  1. I love your Hobbit House. The red fence standards do look like they are trying to define something! I do not think that you have too much color in your "far side of the pond" piece.
    See you next week at sketching, you may not see me, 'cause I will be studying transparency in tapestry with Sarah Swett on Saturday. lol

  2. I really like how you used the color to highlight the hut and the great black lines telling the story of the weeds around - not to mention the words as well! I think finding the actual color that is there is just as important as finding the actual lines - it's amazing all the colors you can find! The second drawing is a great illustration even though it really pushes the color I think it's really successful.

  3. What can I say, these are great you have such a soft and accurate touch with a pen and watercolor.

  4. Thank you all! I love the encouragement