Tuesday, March 01, 2011

"A Late-Winter Day's Dream"

The title doesn't necessarily say it all, especially if you don't live on one of the more northern latitudes in the USA like I do. Believe me, today is NOT a summer day. But it's nice to dream - isn't it?

I drove down along the Columbia River today and spotted this little sailboat moored next to the gas attendent and decided to let it be the first entry into my new 6 x 9 inch, Super Deluxe, Aquabee Sketchbook.

Looking across the water, in the background, I just couldn't bring myself to sketch those miserable, dead-looking, trees; so I pretended it was a nice sun-filled day in June, or July instead.

In reality, today is an overcast, dull, gray, kinda cold day; and being March 1st, there are no leaves on anything deciduous including all the trees back there on Bateman Island (background).

I may have discovered how to beat these winter doldrums...pretend it's summer...

ink, watercolor, sketchbook


  1. We got snow today! I love this picture and I'm very down with pretending it's summer.

  2. I can pretend it's summer alright =) But the weather kinda won't allow that...hahahhaha... but I see it Jim, in your drawing. I really like how you blend the colors in this one, especially on the trees

  3. Oooh, I love the way you think (and paint)! I'm sitting here in the mitten where we had an ice storm this AM with more to come tonite. Your idea to paint the summer is brilliant! nancy

  4. I love what you did! Pretending, helped you and now it helps us!