Monday, June 25, 2012

Saint Malo

I'm in Brittany, painting with the Wapping Group and friends from London. Yesterday we were in Saint Malo and it was raining, as it has done a lot lately. I found shelter on a covered stage meant for the band, and was able to paint the cafes across the square.

It rained again today in Douarnenez. But the food's good.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The "Wee Bluey"

On our visit to Glasgow, we stopped in at the Transportation Museum and it was marvelous. I loved the 3 wheel cars, particularly the "Wee Bluey", with the single wheel in the front. It was on a stand, which I left out of the drawing, so it looks like it's flying. Thanks to my friend Mike for the recommendation to visit this museum, the model ships were fantastic.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bowmore, Islay, Scotland

We are visiting the Scottish island of Islay, off the west coast. It's known for peaty scotch whiskey, which we are greatly enjoying. We're staying in Bowmore, and this watercolor shows the town from the pier. The Bowmore distillery is to the right of this scene. It was great to have a day of sunshine!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Doing the crossword

It was a rainy Sunday in Edinburgh yesterday. This man was doing the crossword at Glass and Thompson while we had tea and scones. Wonderful art galleries in that area. I particularly liked the Helen Wilson exhibit at the Open Eye, done from an in depth study at the Scottish opera.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

We're Off!

We're off on our trip to Scotland and France. Whiskey first, painting later.

I've been looking at iPhone apps for the trip, not wanting to take my laptop or even an iPad. This drawing was done with my finger on the free version of Inspire, a woman waiting for her flight to depart.