I went to Santa Monica Beach today after the last two days being stuck at home a bit sick and coughing. I was feeling better today, thank god! I have to travel to NYC again tomorrow for the weekend. All this moving and traveling is starting to exhaust me =( Hopefully things will simmer down when I get back next week. I’ve been all over the place even in NYC before I moved out to LA. I’m hoping for a sense of feeling more grounded in one place for once. It was really nice going to the beach today and sitting on the sand and painting! I have a little travel watercolor set and a small watercolor sketchbook from Italy. These sketches I do are fairly small and takes less than an hour, but for me it brings me back to that sense of peace again when I create. Happy =)
Last night’s watercolor sketch on a 7 x10 watercolor sketchbook I purchased in Florence. This is a scene from Lucca I painted from one of my many pictures of Italy. I’ve been experimenting with different colors… I loved this view from the tower that we climbed! I can’t go a day without painting a background! I’m hooked.
It’s been almost a week now since I’ve gotten back to New York from Florence, Italy. I spent two months this summer from June to August in Florence and did a summer study abroad program in Pleinair Painting. It was an amazing and life changing experience that I still am having a hard time putting into words. I’ve also been blogging about the places I’ve gone to in Italy, you could read about them here at my other blog www.awakebutstilldreaming.com and you can find posts directly related to my experiences in Pleinair Painting as a sport and My last week Pleinair Painting in Florence, Italy.
Here are some of my few favorite quick studies from this summer that I wanted to share. Most of them were done on location, except for a few that I did inside the studio.