Monday, January 26, 2009

Sketching in my new neighborhood


We have gone from hot, humid, tropical Bali to frigid Portland, Maine. 85°-100° difference in temperature as it 
went to -15° the other night. Too cold to be outside, except for walking Sophie, so I draw from the inside looking out or from photos. 

10 comments:

Jeff said...

Wow. You've really captured the feeling of the northeast. Those old colonial buildings just make me happy.

Sherry said...

It has to be difficult to make the switch to bone-deep cold after your tropical Bali. These charming watercolors look chilly!

MILLY said...

I really enjoyed looking through all your beautiful paintings and sketches of Bali. You created a real flavour of the island, I hope to visit one day.

Debra said...

Makes me want to drive to Portland and walk the Old Port- then Whole Foods on the way home. You really capture the essence of that area.
D~

Robyn said...

Ah, it might be cold but I bet Sophie is happy.

I'm very impressed you were able to keep painting all the way back. Your trip took about the same amount of time it takes to get from Australia to Italy - hideous!

Lovely Portland sketches, Jennifer and I can now safely open your blog again without a toad jumping out at me. (The only creature in the whole world I'm terrified of).

Sandy said...

Burr I can imagine the shock to the system. Lovely sketches as always - and I bet Sophie was GLAD to see you home ;-)

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Beautiful neighborhood, Jennifer...but I'll bet it IS difficult getting acclimated to the weather!

laura said...

Great compositions, and I love the reds against that cool blue sky!

Spinneretta said...

It's bad enough dealing with the cold from one spot, let alone switching from balmy to frigid! You did a great job!

A Brush with Color said...

It's so interesting to me to see the difference between these paintings and your Bali ones--they're both so unique and beautiful, and these really "sing" to me, just in a different way. They are beautiful, Jennifer.