Saturday, July 17, 2010

Portland Harbor night view

A hot noisy Saturday night in town—like a summer party. Sophie and I spent the evening on the deck. I painted and she was ever vigilant growling at seagulls and napping in between. I did this painting without ink or pencil. Just watching the lights and the boats in the marina across the harbor as the sun went down and the moon came up.

14 comments:

Margaret Bednar said...

Love the feel of this. Also checked out many of your drawings below and really enjoyed what I saw. You have a fun style.

moreidlethoughts said...

There is something silk-like (silky?) about water colour without "guidelines."
Lovely!

Claire M said...

What a beautiful scene - it looks so magical. I'm sure it was a wonderful evening.

Molly said...

Absolutely beautiful! I really enjoy your artistic style and look forward to the daily posts.

donnamcm said...

Wow Jen, without drawing it first--beautiful!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Lovely job capturing the feeling, Jennifer! That's not easy, but it's almost like I'm sitting there, hearing the lap of waves and the cries of the gulls...

Janene said...

I love this--it is very moody.

Paloma Chaffinch said...

How lucky you are having such a wonderful view from your deck.

laura said...

Gorgeous! So freshly and freely painted--and a superb subject!

nanke's stuff said...

This is just lovely! What a wonderful record of the fine evening spent with Sophie. nancy

Dan Kent said...

Stunning! Love the rich deep colors and how it all bleeds, one to another. If Sophie had seen the scene like you did, she wouldn't have been growling at seagulls, she would have been purring.

travelingsuep said...

Just beautiful Jennifer

raena said...

Wonderful!

A Brush with Color said...

Awesome, Jennifer! I love the night scene--it's lovely! Well done.