Monday, September 21, 2009

Summer sketching ...

I can't remember when I've had such a busy yet relaxing summer. The fact that I refused to put pressure on myself to paint any masterpieces has certainly helped. I do have plenty of projects I'm working on as far as the way I keep records, photo's of work and other parts of the business side of art. And while all of these are time consuming they are very rewarding when I accomplish these tasks and can cross them off my list.

Although I haven't been doing much serious art recently, here is a recent sketch from my 8" x 8" sketchbook I made some time ago. I used Arches 14o lb. paper with mat board front and back cover and I had it spiral bound at Kinko's.

Sketch-Nancy Van Blaricom


  1. Cute! Looks like fun! Much better than tent camping (I'm way over that! haha). Great idea about making your own sketchpads with your favorite paper!

  2. Nancy! That is a brilliant way to keep little sketches--just create your own books. Great little painting!

  3. Great idea to have your sketches bound once they're done! This is lovely, and I feel as though you let me come visit on your vacation!

  4. Thank you Casey. We are still experiencing some beautiful fall sunshine here and I'm wondering if we can't get one more camping trip in before the rain takes over.

  5. I haven't stopped by your blog in a while. Love the little sketch, very whimsical. I can see this as part of a series of small oil paintings.