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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Boscobel - 27th World Wide Sketchcrawl

















Yesterday was the 27th World Wide Sketchcrawl. My sister, Michelle, and I went to Boscobel near Cold Spring, NY. It is a historical site overlooking the Hudson River. On the property are several buildings, a hiking trail with a waterfall, and views that are to die for! I decided I had to work small or I would end up with only one or two paintings...so I used masking tape to make small areas on each page. I painted in watercolors and ink and was able to do 2 views of the Hudson River from the lawn and a painting of the waterfall on the first page. I decided that drawing the entire house would take me until next year, so I concentrated on just a part. I also did the orangery (which I'm still not sure excactly what it is) and the herb garden.

There were a number of other artists painting on the grounds while we were there. I'm sure we will go back again. One Tuesday a month they offer free admission to artists to come and paint while the grounds are closed to the public.

4 comments:

Beth Parker said...

What a neat experience that had to be, Joan! You are so lucky to have those opportunities. I love the paintings, too! Great post! :)

AutumnLeaves said...

These are all gorgeous sketches, Joan. I cannot believe how many you were able to do!

Lin said...

ABSOLUTELY STUPENDOUS! MY GRACIOUS GIRL YOU MUST PAINT LIKE LIGHTNING - WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE THESE!

Joan said...

Beth - Thanks so much. It is fun to do a lot of paintings in one day.

Sherry - Thanks. The little ones are only about 2 1/2 x 4 inches, so I was able to do them quickly. I'll go back at some point and do a larger one.

Lin - Thank you. They are all really tiny paintings, and the smallest ones probably only took about 30 minutes each.