I hadn't painted for a couple of days. We got off the overnight ferry, and by the time we got settled and found a town and hotel we liked, I needed a nap. Then the whole family was headed for the beach, so that took care of yesterday.
I woke up really wanting to paint, though, and got out while everyone was still sleeping. We're staying in Aghia Galina, a lovely town on the south coast, which is less touristy and crowded than the north coast. Our hotel is on a hill with a lovely view of the Mediterrnean (and beautiful breezes and stars), and we can walk down the hill in one direction to the beach and down in the other direction to the town. Here's one view of the town that I walked down into this morning.
We'll be touring later for the middle of the day, but I'm hoping to paint again this e
6/25/2012 02:08:46 am
Wow! I wish you could publish your trip's drawings as a book. It would be wonderful to be able to see them all with some of your comments.
6/27/2012 06:53:35 am
thanks, Kathy! I'll call when I get back stateside. I'm glad the sketches are helping. I'd say start with the tree outlines and see how that goes.
7/2/2012 05:47:49 am
The advice about drawing trees worked well. I concentrated on the general shape and the main branches. I did not worry about getting all the smaller branches right and in fact omitted some of them to avoid having a mass of color rather than the impression of leaves. This particular tree has always attracted me by its leaves so I focused on getting the general impression rather than a photographic reproduction. Thanks.
7/9/2012 04:13:50 pm
Martha, you are lo lucky to be on Crete! I really wanted to go there hen I visited but just didn't feel like I had the time to really explore.
7/16/2012 10:18:45 am
I loved getting to Crete, Richard. This was the really new part of the trip for me, and it's a marvelous place. I especially loved the palace of Phaestos. It would be worth a painting trip someday.
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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