October 8, 2008

Lake Bonaparte Pt 2

Jane gave us options to organize our sketches from the workshop ( all done on 5x7 , 140# WC paper ) I chose to make a neat little folding portfolio to hold my work. This is the outside (can't decide whether or not to fill in the letters with color). The red leaf is real. Several of my sketches were finished and ready to post - so here is the first installment of actual work.

Hummm, printed sideways - but it still a good view - This hand carved wooden sign hangs outside the lodge and this gourd became class favorite and we all sketched it.

We took a field trip to the Oswegachi River, a beautiful river park with a small waterfall, rocky outcroppings, marshy areas and gorgeous autumn trees, we found several interesting wild mushrooms as well - This was my first REAL plein air work, quite challenging with cold weather and wind, just enough to 'rearrange' my supplies frequently and slide things about enough to smudge wet paint, quite a learning experience, but so worth while.

I have more sketches to finish and photographs to load - so stay tuned!

6 comments:

Teri C said...

Sandy, each one is wonderful and look like they were so much fun to do and so creatively done!

Shirley said...

Sandy, Really like your River walk composition and colors - and can't wait to see more.

Starr said...

Love them all. Thanks for sharing...and I'm staying in tune to your blog!

africantapestry said...

This is great to see Sandy! I love your previous post as well and am looking forward to see and read about what you've done, learnt..
Your work is lively, filled with beautiful colour, it seems you've enjoyed your workshop!
Ronell

Lin said...

THESE ARE GORGEOUS, SANDY! LOVE THE BRILLIANT COLORS -- THOSE LEAVES ARE TO DIE FOR!

Plain Jane said...

oh yes, the Oswegatchi River, I remember it well (shiver). GREAT pages!! Love that you did Jan's Muse Lodge sign! great idea.
xox