It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…

It’s been raining off and on for a week.   Not only is it impossible to draw in the rain – paper turns to mush – but the landscape becomes downright dreary.  What’s an outdoor artist to do?  People who draw are generally creative, so here are some of my artistic solutions for a dark and stormy day:

  1.   Create a still life out of available items and practice watercolor.

fruit

  1. Finish up the unfinished drawings. This view of the waterfall inside Boiler Bay had some deep shadows which I thought should be darker.   Maybe I got carried away.

boilerbay

  1. Take a nap, or draw someone taking a nap.

tucker

  1. Drive around and look for primo spots for when the sun again makes an appearance. If you’re lucky, you might even find a spot to draw from your car. That’s how this drawing came about.  When I was there, there was a slight clearing and I was able to block this in.  In the distance storm clouds were heading straight for the beach.   Before the drawing was complete, the deluge hit and the scene dissolved into pouring water.   See #2 above.

stormyday

 

  1. Put on your rain clothes and take a walk on the beach. There will be no one there and it’s a perfect time to soak up the atmosphere of the sea.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…

  1. Maureen Whitmore says:

    So great! Wonderful drawings and made me laugh! Hi to Tucker. Your love for him comes through so clearly.

  2. Blanche Niznik says:

    Besides enjoying your art work, I love your post Paula. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s