Sunday, February 27, 2011

More from Mexico!

Thanks to Whidbey Island Sketchers I'm continuing my sketch a day here. My current question is when is a sketch a sketch and when does it become a full on painting? I somehow like my quick sketches better than the ones I work on more, but I just can't help myself. Rapture of the painting takes over unless someone interrupts me or my attention gets somehow diverted. Two of these sketches are from our sweet Bouquita Beach (otherwise known as Chicken Beach because it is so protected and shallow and has very light surf), and the other was done on our terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I think of Whidbey Island and of snow.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you, Phyllis. When does a sketch "cross the line" and become a mini watercolor painting? I can look at some of mine and know that "it" has happened, but apparently, I too, can't help myself!
    Thanks so much for the use of your splendid studio this weekend. You are MUCH to be envied for that wonderful, cozy spot! To heck with the place in Mexico - I WANT YOUR STUDIO!!