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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hotel Sketching

We started our "on our own" vacation yesterday.  We left our friend, Sue, and headed north.  

We had had chicken wings in Frankenmuth for lunch, so did not have dinner.  If you know me, you know I don't eat chicken normally.  The wings at the Bavarian Inn were excellent a few days before so had them again.  Wow!  More chicken in a couple of days than in the past 5 years.  

We didn't go far.  We made it to Alpena on the eastern shoe, Lake Huron.  Beautiful day.  Old style motel.  We walked across the street, sat on a bench overlooking the lake and had a cup of wine.

Then we finished the wine at the room.  Gene fixed a short in our cooler and I sketched for Hunt 459.

I sketched in the travel journal with a Micron 02.  

Number 1, outdoor bench or seat.  

My set up when painting with Sue.

Sue painting with her oil paints.  

We had a great time.  We went to a life form drawing class, too.  It was fun to meet some other artists and do some quick drawings.  The model was a lanky fellow and my sketches were a bit like old man gloom, so didn't save them.  Ha.

The painting marathon with Sue is always good for us.  We have been doing this since 1994 or so.  Good friends.  We will get together in Texas next time if all goes as planned.


Bag Blog said...

It all sounds wonderful - the painting, the friends, the wine with the view. If you tell me it is cooler, my jealousy will be complete.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, your jealousy is complete! We are in Indian River and it was 66° earlier. We did bring heat with us though, expecting 87° later. It was in 90s in Niagara. We were surprised. I may have to get out my flannel shirt as we go north. Ha!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

glad you are having a good time :) you should have kept your life drawing sketches, even if only to compare to future drawings and see improvement :)

your sketch of the hotel area is very nice, perfectly represents hotels/motel areas :)

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, I did keep a couple of the head sketches in my sketchbook, the others weren't worth hauling around all summer. :). Thanks.

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