Early October sketches

Dip pen, ink and watercolor
Spring Point Lighthouse in South Portland sits across the harbor from Portland. This was just before sunset on a cool clear evening.

My hands—Sepia Pitt Pen and watercolor

Practice, practice, practice—a quick wash on the paper and then drawing my hands. 

pen, brush pen and watercolor
A very rainy weekend visiting with friends up the coast in beautiful Georgetown, Maine.  After we managed an 8 mile walk between the downpours we time spent in front of the fire, talking, doing a jigsaw puzzle and reading. I spent time sketching and watching the seagulls as they bathed in their favorite tidepool. My friend Elizabeth is beside herself that the gulls have taken over a particular tidepool that the kids like to play in. I don't think she will win this one...

Pencil, watercolor and colored pencil
I enjoy living amongst the seagulls. I am awakened by their loud cries as they circle the lobster boats heading out of the harbor in the morning. I watch them as they perch on the roof tops looking around planning their next wily seagull moves, I'm fascinated by the precarious places the make nests and raise the chicks and often we stare at one another when they land on the skylight.

Staedler pen, Pentel brush pen and watercolor
I always enjoy doing portraits. This one done while talking on Skype.