Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hang on

Last night, we attended a wedding on a Casco Bay ferry. As the perfectly beautiful day wore on, the wind kicked up and by the time we were getting ready to leave clouds were forming, the barometer was dropping and we could see white caps out on the bay. This was clearly going to be a bad hair night. We settled on coats but still wore flip-flips. As the ferry started down the ship channel, the horizon was going up and down as we all took a slightly wider stance to steady ourselves and our drinks. The skipper ended up taking us in amongst the islands where it was less choppy, but as I sketched Pumpkin Knob island that horizon was still going up and down. It was a unique and wonderful wedding despite the slightly inclement weather.
Congratulations Steve and Holly.


Charlene Brown said...

I saw the icon for your blog on Lauraswatercolors -- thought it was a lovely picture, but couldn't imagine what you meant by Hang On... Love the story, and the pictures are perfect illustrations for it!

laura said...

I love any wedding you have to get to ferry!
I once took a 3-hour ferry ride from Key West to the Dry Tortugas in 8-foot seas; growing up, the only ferry I knew was the Staten Island, so it was quite a shock. But I made it; collapsed on the beach ... and got a horrible sunburn.
I love you sketches--beautiful watery minimalism.
(My word verification is "ketch.")

A Brush with Color said...

Ooooh, I love these skies! Wonderful, Jennifer! Really nice colors, too.

Claire M said...

Beautiful images!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Hey Jennifer, been a bit out of the loop recently, and haven't visited in way too long. Your work is, as ever, just gorgeous, amazing and stunning.

journalrat said...

Jennifer, I love these atmospheric landscapes. They make me want to get to some water quickly and enjoy. Since that isn't possible I'm glad you posted these. Roz