Well, here I sat, many times in February-March on my little back screened porch, watching nature both on the porch and outside of the screened in porch.
I sketched the above porch scene from life and during,
it kept me mindful and in the moment of
where I was in appreciation.
Most of us who are able to enjoy the comforts of home at this Covid-19 fearful time, might be,
like me, becoming even more grateful for the small things.
More concerned for others, our health and even fearful.
Before this virus was a threat I began a watercolor journal
documenting my surroundings as an appreciation and a gratitude of my home
And now, it is even more important to appreciate the small things in our life that
we have and that we create right now in each moment with compassion and
concern for all.
Watching my cat Felix in the garden,
the smell of Lemon Blossoms a month ago was so fragrant
I photographed them and painted them in my watercolor journal.
My watercolor journal is a small spiral sketchbook made of watercolor paper.
I call it a journal because
I add words or little stories to some of the pages.
These watercolors are quick sketches, not fussy,
just an impression of every day noticing and appreciating!
Sometimes painted from life, sometimes from my photos.
Please let me know what you are working on creatively that helps you at this time. Leave a comment below
or email me.
Stay tuned for a Facebook Live
Art Journal Demo
April 18th at 1 pm sponsored by the
Atlantic Center for the Arts.
My students who I see monthly, I am sorry I will miss the in person session
but at least we can connect online!
Take Care of yourselves.
Details to come.
Artist musings about paintings