The past week has been filled with many hours of painting for us. The above painting, “Boats at Shem Creek” was done from a photo taken during a visit to Charleston, SC. It was early morning and the lighting was quite nice. One of the most difficult parts to a miniature painting of boats, to myself, is painting the name of the boat, along with keeping the rigging lines straight.
Wes’ painting titled, “Orchid Tree Blossom” was done from a photo taken during a visit to Southern California, last spring. This is a gorgeous tree, as it’s covered with numerous, beautiful and delicate blooms and smells quite divine! We had one of these lovely trees in our yard in Florida while I was growing up, which I was always enamored with, and greatly enjoyed wearing and carrying the blooms around as a young girl.
Chippy the Chipmunk, the Carolina Wrens and many other feathered friends continue to daily enjoy their peanut crunchie treats. They are also enjoying eating them in the secret garden, as we look on while enjoying our meals. The birds have a much greater chance of getting them before the squirrels get and devour them in seconds, in this area, for which the birds are quite thankful!
The weather has been quite delightful for most of this past week, so I decided to take advantage of it one afternoon, spending it on the back deck while working on my sketch for the Western Visions Miniature and More Show. Being a bit on the cool side and with pleasant breezes blowing, one could almost sense a hint of fall in the air. I did a drawing of a Raven again this year, keeping with the theme of the Ravens that I have done in the previous years.
This week will be filled with many more hours of painting along with the daily enjoyment of a bike ride or walk to do errands.
Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂