Wednesday, September 16, 2009

EDM #241—view from my kitchen window

A quick sketch before heading out for a day of being "landlord girl". Our 5th floor kitchen window looks over the roof tops in Portland's "Old Port". There is usually a mama seagull perched on the chimney on the hotel next door. She stands watching and protecting her babies who sit on the roof behind her. I have watched them run along the roof after her flapping their wings learning to fly. One tumbled off the roof and for several days walked around the square and our parking lot. I kept hoping that it would figure out how to get airborne...soon.

14 comments:

Ann said...

That looks like just the kind of place I would like to live, with a view or rooftops, by the sea, lovely watercolor!

winna said...

I love the drawing, the colors and the comp---so that's an A+ from me.

Claire M said...

I agree! I love your composition -- and that you included only 'parts' of things in view. It makes the viewer wonder about what else lies outside the view. It invites some follow-on thinking or wondering... it has a way of engaging the viewer.

Martine said...

Beautiful view and delicate watercolour, full of life. Well done

marancat said...

Loved looking at this sketch - the colours are so good. Now I am wondering what happened to the bird....?

Anonymous said...

Exciting watercolor of a charming view!
Joan Gillman Smith

Possum Patty said...

A quick sketch? Gosh, it would take me quite awhile to finish something as lovely as the view you have painted! Love the shapes of all of the buildings, rooftops, and the steeple. And the gull that centers it all!

nanke's stuff said...

What a charming view! I hope the little nipper learned to fly, poor baby. nancy

Phyllis said...

Patty said it... "quick sketch" only for a developed eye and skilled hand. Nicely captured.

Art is for the Making said...

Lucky you - what a nice view. Looks like it was fun to draw - it's certainly fun to look at.

Melissa Sabin said...

Charming! You have captured a slice of the old port well...lucky you, to live so near. Watercolors were a perfect medium for this!

A Brush with Color said...

Wonderful, Jennifer! This is fabulous.

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vintage moon studio said...

Wonderful blog with great sketches... Portland is a beautiful city that we try to get to at least once during the summer and Acadia is our favorite place to play. Lovely pieces!