Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Drawings of 2011

I told you
we ate at Frankie's and out the side window I could see this old church spire and I whipped out my drawing pad and drew it on the spot. I added the paint later in our B & B.

We crashed early after a full day of driving from Willits and then walking the village on Dec 26th.
You can see more of the stay on the post before this one if you missed it in photos. Dh and I both read a lot too; and here he has fallen asleep over his book and I got busy drawing him. Again I added the paint later as well as the details on the wall paper. It's very busy wall paper!
We had lunch at the Bay View Cafe. I have to thank my DH for picking places and times for me to have time to draw. Bless his thoughtful heart. We are usually so much on the run; I was grateful for these quiet relaxing times to capture what was around me or in this case right in front of me. I colored this later with a Tom Bow rose pen to bring out her sweater under her black top and matching sun glasses!
 These wonderful trees were outside our ocean view window of our B & B room. I sat on the Adirondack chair on the deck to draw these and painted them later inside. I really have an affinity for drawing trees.
 We went back to the Bay View Cafe for breakfast the next morning and I drew this then over my oatmeal.
 And when we came home I got out old and newly purchased luminescent paints and tiny new brushes along with my old ones to paint this same scene.

I'm happy with the way it turned out. I wasn't sure I could get the water of the ocean, but it's good enough for me.

All of these are done in a drawing book; not really suitable for watercolor paints as the pages curled a bit. But Glad I did them this way anyway! I am so excited that I am drawing and painting this year; I can't wait to see what comes through me in 2012. Fun to have this to look forward to.

Happy New Year Everyone. And one more huge THANK YOU for your many visits to my blog, your wonderful comments, and your friendship for yet another year! See you in 2012!!!
Wishing us all a healthy, happy, and creative new year!


  1. Your drawings will evoke such fond memories of this last tour of the year too Lynn.

    I wish you the very best of the New Year. Cheers.

  2. Oh Lynnie, I cannot describe the joy at seeing just how far you have come with your little sketches- they are so 'free' and casual and filled with joy - marvellous- maybe a book one day filled with you and your family and all the joy we have seen throughout the year shining from your blog. I am so glad to be your friend. So a very happy New year to you and Fred and all the grands and kids too. xxxx

  3. You have certainly ended 2011 with some great sketching and painting Lynn - and I really like the look of your paints.

  4. May 2012 bring you even more sketching joy, Lynn!

  5. Right on target, the sketch of your DH. It's an excellent likeness.

    Happy 12 to you Lynn!

  6. Your painting has really improved by leaps and bounds this year. And it hasnt even been the whole started doing these half way thru.. seriously that is.. just think what you will accomplish in 2012. I look forward to seeing it grow and grow. Love them all but the one of your hubby is fantastic.

  7. Beautiful art pieces, Lynn! The beauty really shows when your subject is something you love!

    Happy New Year!

  8. Happy new year, Lynn! I love your attention to pattern in your drawings. I especially love that last one! It's so evocative and energized...alive! xo

  9. Lovely sketches Lynn!
    The portrait of your DH has a strong resemblance.
    Happy New Year to you♥

  10. Happy New Year my friend! I have loved seeing all your drawings and paintings, they have so much feeling!
    Thank you for your friendship!

  11. These drawings are such treasures. Love them...but especially the second one! Wishing you all the best of everything in 2012.

  12. How tickled I am to come here and see all the comments my little drawings received. Thank you all so much.

    I often wonder when I leave a comment for my commentors how many actually see it?

  13. How tickled I am to come here and see all the comments my little drawings received. Thank you all so much.

    I often wonder when I leave a comment for my commentors how many actually see it?

  14. Really nice drawings of your trip. Fond memories captured on paper will be something to cherish later.

  15. i almost always check back for comments if i know there will be a comment about my comment :^)

    oooh la la lynn. your sketches are great! you have a natural talent there, my friend. i'm thinking of learnind adobe illustrator and letting my pencil and microns go wild.

    happy happy new year!


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