Sunday, March 29, 2009

Home Again

I can't believe that here we are, home again from our little coast expedition already. It was SO nice to get a change of scene, even if only for a few days. The weather was dreadful, but the company was wonderful and we all brought along plenty of other things to do in case of rain.

I spent most of our down time sitting at the table looking out over the ocean playing with my watercolor pencils. I finished a color sample chart and began working on a portrait of my mother. My reference photo is a faded old snapshot taken around 1950 - she would have been 12 or so. I attempted it in oils a while ago, but I am having much more success this time with a smaller format. So far, so good!

Guilt-free sleeping in AND unlimited creative time... my favorite kind of vacation!


MaryO said...

Welcome back, Judi! I'm glad you enjoyed your get-away. Your portrait of your mother is coming along beautifully! You already have an excellent likeness.

Jennifer Rose said...

the portrait is coming along really nicely :D

Jacque Uetz said...

You are doing a great job with your portrait,Glad you had a nice restful time, you were missed..

Linda Fleming said...

Love that sketch of your mother- wow! I can't wait to see it when you are finished.

Sorry the weather didn't cooperate, but what a treat to be able to look out over the ocean as you worked.

Carla said...

Glad you had a good time. The portrait looks great.

Karen Becker said...

Judi, that portrait of your mother is fantastic. You are so fricking talented it amazes me!!! Thanks so much for sharing.