Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Poet's View

This is in Ireland when the bus broke down---our little class
had time to do some quick sketching and I added
color to mine back at the hotel. Probably the first scenic
I have ever done that I can recall..but those
patchwork fields demanded it of me and
the poem also begged me to write
it all down--what is happening each
day I am way over there in Ireland.
Before I return home I plan to show
you the poem which I can not think of nor read
without it getting to me...
and so I sat on the ancient stone bench
and started to feel the words..

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

"Sitting Boat"

click on photo to see words better
this is the inside front cover of a new sketchbook
which will contain mostly Ireland memories of
a trip I took and now I am taking an Imaginary one in
an on-class with Laure Ferlita....
I am doing the work on watercolor paper
and gluing it into this blank journal
bought years ago..
this particular sketch was started with
watercolor pencils but completed with
my acrylics I am more comfortable
using..
It's funny what will stay in your
memory forever---but this old boat
suddenly there... close to the road instead of
being far away across the
sweeping field to my left in
the sea.....
well that was awesome to me, being
in Ireland at the time...