Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sketchbook Page - Mount Jo

Today brings another page from my watercolor sketchbook. This was painted at the summit of Mount Jo in Lake Placid back in May.

 This was the biggest mountain trail that we climbed when we were last in the Adirondacks. Even Bilbo made it to the top with us, which is surprising when you remember how short his legs are. He's turning into a real trail loving dog. Mount Jo was a lovely hike, and the view from the top made it all worth it.


Eventually I'd like to attempt becoming an ADK 46er, but I definitely have a way to go. I think I'll start with the Saranac Lake 6er and work my way up. But Mount Jo still qualifies for an ADK patch! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sketchbook Page - Cobble Hill

This page from my watercolor sketchbook was painted at the top of Cobble Hill in Lake Placid this May. Cobble Hill was a great hike to take Bilbo on with us. We met quite a few other people with dogs of all shapes and sizes, and each dog seemed to be having an awesome time. If you're a beginner hiker, or are looking for a hike that can be handled with pets or young children, then I definitely recommend this trail.

Here is a photo that I took from the top of Cobble Hill. It was a gorgeous weekend, and it was fun to see the contrast between spring and autumn in the Adirondacks.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sketchbook Page - Mountains

I painted this in my watercolor sketchbook last October while I was in the Adirondacks. It was a beautiful day, so it was the perfect opportunity to sit on the peak of Whiteface Mountain and do some paintings of the surrounding view. I consider myself lucky to live in Central New York, because I have access to so much beautiful scenery with the Finger Lakes and the Adirondacks.

While I was looking through my sketchbooks this week, I realized I have several pages from the Adirondacks that I've never posted here, and with autumn rapidly approaching I thought that this would be the perfect time to share them. You can expect to see more of this variety over the next few days.

This painting is also available for sale in my Society6 shop on a variety of products, including throw pillows, tote bags, leggings, and more!

Sketchbook Page - Harbor View Hotel Porch

This morning's sketchbook page was drawn last month on the front porch of The Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, on Martha's Vineyard. Their front porch has a beautiful view of the Edgartown Lighthouse and it's a great place to stop and rest for a bit while walking around town. It's also a nice, comfortable place to sit and draw outside, without being in direct sunlight. A nice employee even offered to bring our dog, Bilbo, water while my husband and I were working in our sketchbooks.

After sitting on the porch for a while, we took Bilbo down to the Lighthouse beach, where he proceeded to have the time of his life. There was much frolicking in the sand, flinging of seaweed, and splashing in the ocean.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sketchbook Page - Dutcher Dock, Menemsha

Today's sketchbook page comes from the Dutcher Dock area of Menemsha on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Those colors aren't exaggerated, it really was quite vivid in the middle of August.

I love Menemsha, it's my favorite place to buy fresh seafood. While I was on the island this summer, I made good use of it and on four separate nights cooked scallops, crab cakes (from scratch), flounder, and striped bass. I also made sure that I ate more than my fair share of clam chowder.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sketchbook Page - Polly Hill Arboretum

I'm planning to post some pages from my sketchbook over the next few days, as I have several small paintings and sketches that I haven't shared yet. Today's page is from this past August and was painted at Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha's Vineyard. Polly Hill is a lovely, peaceful place to sit and draw or read. I highly recommend a visit if you're ever on the island.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Shire Toile - Now Available In Red!

Due to popular demand, my Shire Toile print is now available in red! It can be found in my Society6 shop on a variety of products, including tote bags, throw pillows, duvet covers, and more.

The original blue version of my Shire Toile print can be found right here.

Is there something in my shop that you'd like to see in another color option? Drop me a line, it never hurts to ask.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Into The Blue

I recently finished a new watercolor pattern piece titled "Into The Blue", inspired by Moroccan tiles.

This piece is available for sale in my shop on throw pillows, area rugs, shirts, and more! 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Radiant Sun

This design was inspired by an old, leaded glass, half-circle window that I saw on a historic home tour. I combined vector illustrations with watercolor painting to create it.

Radiant Sun is currently available for sale right here on a variety of products in my Society6 shop. Also, free worldwide shipping is available until Midnight PT on Monday, September 7, 2015.