Sat on a rock, sketched a rock

It’s been over six months that it’s been warm enough to sit outside to sketch comfortably. That’s a long time to wait for a little warmth. Needless to say, it was a joyous feeling this morning as I walked my dog through a wooded area near my house to realize that I could sketch outdoors today. I returned to the woods with my sketch bag and sat on the first sun-baked rock I could find. It didn’t matter that there wasn’t much to sketch there.  A few more rocks, some bare trees, nothing grand or remarkable. Just a perfect hour spent outside sketching, with the sun on my back, a woodpecker pecking a tree stump  nearby, and the occasional fly on my palette. Bliss.


10 Comments on “Sat on a rock, sketched a rock”

  1. ba317 says:

    I love this scene!!!!! It draws you in! Thanks for taking us there with you!


  2. Judy Sopher says:

    Very, very nice. You encourage me to go out and just paint. Almost warm enough here. A fly I could tolerate but last time I had a too friendly bee. Anyway your paintings are always so interesting.


  3. Alison says:

    Blissful need! And every time you see this sketch you’ll remember that feeling and warmth of the sun. Wonderful to see your recent work at LAA show yesterday! So accomplished.


  4. wonderful-one can feel the sun! such a nice thing to share.


  5. What a beautiful scene. So full of light and atmosphere.


  6. Chris Rusk says:

    You are describing ‘Heaven’, as I sit on a similar rock, in the sunshine, writing this with Jay Peak in full view.

    On another note, I enjoyed your show at Fritz Farm on Friday, it was great 🙂


  7. Monique says:

    We basked in the sun too..busying ourselves w/ lots of outdoor chores that seem like such a pleasure..nip in the wind here though..Love your painting:) Doesn’t the sun feel so good?


  8. Beste Barki says:

    Your post warmed my heart.


  9. Bernadette says:

    Very nice. I too was able to get outdoors to paint our magnolia tree in bloom. Following your blog has given me the confidence and courage to “get out there.” Thank you for that.
    I enjoy the way you map out your space always with such detail and high interest. Even tree trunks and rocks are so well done and inviting. It’s always a treat to see what and where you have painted. You make me smile.


  10. I so get it. Same in this part of Canada. It’s finally here!! Ya!!


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