Cottages Along the Lane

A Cluster of Cottage Rooftops
This is a small demo from a recent class; another demonstration promoting simplicity.  Everyone always teases me about the "technical terms" I use.  In this lesson I was stressing "swooping"  -  as in " just swoop through with a medium blue for the sky, trees, and shadows, and then go back and green things up and get in a little detail.  Done."

I have a few things I'm working on as I  gear up for summer.  I have some deadlines, promotion for summer classes, house projects  .  .  .   I like to think of it as gearing up  -  not panicking.  Why does it all feel so immediate?  If it's on the calendar, it has a place in time, so what's the big deal?

The sun is shining today, and it is up to 50 degrees.  Maybe I'll just shuffle some stuff around on my calendar and do some outdoor work.  Nothing is written in stone.  That's the problem  -  too much shuffling.

Hope you're all having a good weekend!  Whatever you are doing, do you have your sketchbook with you?


Maria's Watercolor said...

This is beautiful, enjoy the sunshine!

Sand Hill Art said...

Going to England: sketchbook packed. Hope the rain there stops.

Balaji Venugopal said...

You make it sound so simple...and yet, this is so beautiful!

Diana said...

So beautiful Catherine, you are an inspiration! love,Diana

Marj said...

Yup! took mine to the hospital in my purse (the "mini-paints, too). Everything's fine...posted it on my blog :-)
Your row of houses are magnificent...always so attractive the way you illustrate them.

Catherine said...

Maria, Balaji, and Diana - thanks so much for your kind comments - YOU are all an inspiration to me.

Sally Ann/sand hill art - How wonderful! Have a fantastic time!

Marj - OH NO! What a scare. I'm so glad everything turned out okay - and so glad you had your sketchbook with you:)