Sunday, November 19, 2017

Marsh - Lin Frye


Journal- Sketching the marsh from our trip to the beach last week.

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Beach Stones - Lin Frye


Journal - This week I had the marvelous opportunity to get away with my painting friends at Topsail Beach, NC. We had two sunny, one cloudy and one mostly rainy day --- but had a great time, and everyone got back to painting. During our beach walks, I became enamored with the beautiful beach stones strewn everywhere - so I painted a small watercolor sketch of several to add to my journal.

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Friday, November 3, 2017

Gifts from my Garden - Persimmons! Lin Frye


I LOVE persimmons - and this year, my trees provided a bounty!

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Saturday, October 21, 2017

PLANE TREE BARK

 
I love trees and I love fungus and finding the two together is a bonus.  During our trip to the Loire valley in September the weather was very windy and the plane trees were shedding their bark. I picked up a few scraps to draw and then I made this embroidery inspired by the patterns and beautiful colours.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Journal - View behind our RV at Mountain Stream RV Park, Marion, NC


Journal - Small sketch inspired by the view this weekend at Mountain Stream RV Park, Marion, NC

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sketching in northern Finland-Concetta Flore

I have been again to Finland for the Kuusamon Taika editorial project and exhibition, in september. During the week of pretty dull and cold weather, I managed to produce some sketches.
I'm publishing a belated diary on my blog...here are some works, all done from life except the ink and gouache reindeer, made
after a sketch..







Saturday, September 23, 2017

ANCIENT YEW TREE

 
Just back from a trip to the Loire valley where I found this beautiful yew tree in the ruins of an old priory, Les Nobis, at Montreuil-Bellay.  Sketched in inktense pencils.

 
I thought you might like to see the embroidery inspired by the sketch. It was lovely to be able to go back to the tree as I worked to check on details.