Friday, September 12, 2008
Illustration Friday Topic: Island
This is a small acrylic 5x7" painting/sketch I did a few years ago when a few artist friends and I went to Whidbey Island for a sketching vacation. It is called "Island Girl," is of one of my friends, and is one of the few acrylic paintings I have done. I discovered fairly quickly that I do not like working in acrylic as it dries too quickly.
The water really was that turquoise color! I have done several paintings from source photos I took on that trip and on a later trip to the same location I took with my husband, including the "Penn Cove" one that UPS is still (hopefully) searching for.
When I saw the IF topic, I pulled out my travel journal from the art trip. Ah, what a delight to relive those joyous days, just looking and looking at water and water-full things! "Oh, to go back to Island Time!," cries out the dried up desert rat!!