Monday, January 05, 2009

Sketch - Sailboat on Buoy

Sailboat on Buoy - Nancy Van Blaricom Sketch - Sailboat on Buoy, 4 1/2" x 5"

Going through my reference photo's this one caught my eye. I was still using my 'no pressure' talk to myself, but found I was starting to get a little nit-picky. This was actually sketched on Sunday but didn't have time to post it.

Again yesterday afternoon we were hit with at least an inch of snow. This caught most of us off guard, but I was already thinking I should take some more photo's of the snow. Fortunately when I awoke this morning it was just about all melted.


  1. Nancy you sure do look like you are enjoying the little watercolor sketches. Yes remember fun, fun, fun.

    Our snow is gone also. Go figure my hubby got me snow shoes for Christmas and now we have no snow. Which is unusual for us.

    Have a great day.

  2. You do enjoy painting small - nothing less than 1/8th sheet for me!
    Maybe you got the snow that was meant for us here in Indiana - if so, we thank you!!!

  3. This is FABULOUS, Nancy!! So painterly and looks like you were relaxing and having fun as you did it! Time and self-pressure really makes art challenging -- I LOVE THIS!

  4. Maybe I don't really enjoy working small, but maybe it's just that I am just stingy with the paper. *wink

  5. What a successful sketch - your composition is spot on. I hope you'll frame it!

  6. Ahhh, I imagine myself drifting gently on that pretty, little boat.

    I can hear and smell the water all around -- and, what a sweet breeze just came our way.


    Thanks for the mini-vacation, Nancy!