Tuesday, April 28, 2009

First sail

Jerry grew up sailing on the coast of Maine. He is a salty dog at heart. So after discovering the Royal Bali Yacht Club (a small thatched roof shack at the end of Sanur Beach) he joined and bought himself a small sailboat called a Laser. He is number 905. The first sail was a regatta where a bunch of guys chased another guy on a somewhat windless day inside the natural bay created by the reef offshore. The air is balmy and the clear turquoise water is warm and fairly shallow—a far cry from sailing in Maine. I am looking forward to my first sail.

11 comments:

Alex said...

This is so good! It reminds me of the stuff the teachers usually do during art class in primary school :)
I love the strokes of the brush done on the trees and the sail!

Caroline said...

More lovely spontaneous sketches - so lively!

marancat said...

What atmospheric sketches. Beautiful!
I have just been laughing at your story about acquiring a cat - she sounds as if she will be a useful addition to the household....

Linda T said...

Delightful sketch!!

Sandy said...

Oh what Fun - on such gorgeous waters - mid 90s here yesterday, but fear not, chance of frost tonight ;-) Always enjoy a quick trip to Bali!

Claudia said...

A fresh and beautiful sketch!

laura said...

Gorgeous! There's nothing like sailing on turquoise waters!

Deborah Ross said...

Hi Jennifer, I just found your blog and was fascinated by your posts, of which I read many. But I don't know if you ever explained how you happen to be in Bali? Your sketches and water colors are just delightful, and your humor is, too. And it was sad to read about all the dogs, but at least there is concern there. Also, your little cat, I'm worried about when she meets the big guys, because they might be as big as she is!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Lasers are a favorite on Texas lakes. Smooth sailing.

Beegirl said...

This is stunning! Hope you have a wonderful sail!

justine135135 said...

You see, this is what I want to learn to do. For a self-taught beginner like me, your watercolors are very inspiring. Care for a few tips?