|Ink and WC sketch (double spread 8.5" x 11")|
Great day at Cross Creek (Marjorie Rawlins home) in central Florida. The author of The Yearling and many other books lived just about a hour and a half north of Leesburg where I lived. This is true "cracker" country again. Tours are given daily on the hour (check the website).
This is our third visit. We like to bring company here to get a flavor of what it was like "in the old days". We also watched the movie "Cross Creek" a few nights ago to see how she is portrayed.
Since I've been through the tour, Greg took my sister and brother through the tour while I did a sketch. Unfortunately we had an overcast and 65 degree afternoon following some storms that came through here. Ocala area was about 15 degrees cooler than Leesburg yesterday!!! Go figure. So I painted in gray skies.
I continue to practice doing the sketch IN INK first. No graphite. Always a challenge for me. Especially when doing architecture! Now I want to practice putting some people into the paintings to add scale! Thought I'd try a "double page" spread too..since it is rather small sketchbook. I need to get back and do the printing in it as well. It needs to be dated and a bit written about the day. Today we are off to an Art Tour (driving tour) around the area, a tour of the Mote-Morris House, some garage sales, and other events. 77 and sunny today. Should be great.