Sunday, May 08, 2011

Nancy ... where have you been?

Watercolor sketch - somewhere in the Caribbean islands............

I bet you didn't even miss me ......  If you didn't that's because that is just how I had hoped it would be.  I had painted my boat yard painting prior to leaving and took pictures as I finished each step and then scheduled the postings.  This is the first time I've used that particular blogger feature and I can see where, if you painted ahead a lot, it could come in handy.

I wanted to tell you all that I really appreciate all the comments I received on my boatyard painting.  I particularly love the tips I received.  Invaluable.  I've started a notebook to keep such suggestions and hopefully will not just write the tips down, but read and utilize them as well. Thanks bunches.

~~~  this little watercolor is a typical scene in the Caribbean.  I used a 140 lb. Arches watercolor scrap, painted to about 4" square,  that I had laying around.  I painted this from memory.  Trying to remember the beautiful white sand, the unbelievable turquoise water (who ever heard of such a thing?) and beautiful bright sky with huge white billowing clouds.


  1. Well aren't you the sly one :-) You used a blog feature that I am not aware of. Please inform me. As for your wc sketch... how fabulous that you captured your sunny day. I can feel the breeze off the ocean!So glad that you had a nice vacation in a spot away from the cold and rain.

  2. When we arrived home everyone said there had only been one dry day since we left. Good timing on our part for sure.

    Thanks for the nice comments on my sketch.

    I was able to schedule my postings by going to the bottom of my posts before I click on PUBLISH POST. There is a beige (?) strip at the bottom of your post just above where you click on "PUBLISH POST". I think is say's "Post Options" It is there where you can decide when you want your post to be published. Hope this helps.

  3. Thanks Nancy. I will check it out.

  4. Anonymous6:29 AM

    Greeting from the Caribbean! Great painting..hope you enjoyed yourself to the fullest.

  5. Thanks, thinkinginsomniac ......
    It was nice to see all the beautiful and different colors. Different colors from the pacific northwest anyway. We met a lot of friendly people who were happy and proud to show us their islands. It was a wonderful vacation.

  6. I'm sure you took lots of photos, too. Using your photos and your memories, I bet you'll produce many wonderful paintings in the future. And each one will help you remember actually being there!