Sunday, March 8, 2015

Trip Sketching

It's is kind of ironic that after all the wonderful sights and views of the Gulf area this week during our week…my two favorite sketches turned out to be inside sketches from the Palmetto Model Train Show yesterday!

Both are very loose little continuous ink sketches with a bit of wc added on afterwards.  Very relaxing.  5 x 7 little wc sketch book and a #5 micron pen.  

Hubby was off enjoying himself shopping for train parts, train books and etc.  He'd call me on the cell phone every so often.  It was a HUGE show.  One of the better ones of the year.  

Our trip was lovely…got to Sarasota on Tuesday afternoon and stayed through to Sat morning at the Ramada by the airport on the north side of town.  We had tropical weather until Thursday night and then a cool front slid down and dropped us into sweater weather for Friday/Sat.  

We ate SO much fish that we sprouted tails and fins…well, it seemed that way.  I'll post some photos that I shot for possible paintings later.  We so enjoyed see Holts, Stephens, and Marge Lothian. And we spent an entire day on Turtle Beach smelling the salt air and getting sand between our toes.  SO much traffic…OMGosh it was bumper to bumper on Tamiami Trail!  Winter weary snowbirds were desperate for sunshine!  I don't blame them a bit.  

We got home to Leesburg VERY late on Sat night…I quickly changed all the clocks and we fell into bed.  I got my paintings over to the park Art  Show this morning at 9 am (barely) and will go back later this afternoon to enjoy it and to help with clean up afterwards.  It's a beautiful sunny Sunday and weather man says 78 this afternoon so just a perfect day.  

We see it might get up to 48 at our north woods cabin this week and that means some melting!  Can spring actually be around the corner up there?  Let's hope so.  

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