Friday, February 15, 2013

Board and Batten

Feeling a bit light-headed this afternoon, I let Jim finish the shopping inside our local farm stand-style grocery store, while I waited in the car.  The exterior wall was so pleasurable to look at, I just had to sketch it.  I loved the way the small potted shrubs were arranged in a random order that were for sale, with the board and batten wall having been moistened so many times when the plants were sprayed, that the wood had silvered prematurely.  The green of the infant trees was so welcome on these cold, gray days of winter, I drank them in with my eyes!


  1. I love the way you do wood. It's more than realistic, somehow.

    1. Thanks, Marian! Some of that might be the brilliance that our scanner and iPhoto give to this little sketch. I wish the original looked this good!

      I loved my watercolor class today, it was so much fun! Hopefully I'll have something before long that I feel good about posting here.