Saturday, November 6, 2010

Turkey Sketchbook

My husband and I recently returned from a three week vacation traveling around Turkey. For me it was an inspiring time of soaking up and expressing all the art around me. I filled up my Moleskin Watercolor Journal and went on a hunt for another one while on the Aegean coast. What an accomplishment- finding the art supply store with limited (extremely limited ) Turkish! I am glad we found it though because some of my last paintings were my best. Here is a sampling.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Centrum Residency

I am finally getting around to posting paintings from my self directed Artist Residency at Centrum in Port Townsend which I did at the end of summer. Since then I have been to Turkey and back (more on that later). I was inspired by the natural beauty of the sea and the land and the surrounding architecture and created 14 small acrylics and nearly filled up my sketchbook with watercolors and drawings. Here is a sampling of some of my acrylic paintings. It was fun limiting my palette to four colors in a gorgeous, light- filled studio with way more space that I ever could have used.