Sunday, December 20, 2009

Rainy Afternoon

Took the dogs for a walk down to the beach this afternoon and packed my little watercolor kit and sketchbook. On our way back we sat at a picnic table under a shelter at Scatchet Head Community Center to paint for a few minutes. Lots of cloud layers speeding by and interesting wind patterns on the water. A heavy mist blew in making speckles like salt in the wet paint, documenting the weather conditions at the time and what we were soon to be walking home in. This picture is of Sandy Point across Cultus Bay. I love the colors this time of year. All are subtle variations of reds, greens, blues, and violets. All grays, but brilliant to me. And the atmospheric rain softening the landscape more so. Lots of houses to complicate the painting. Finally got chilled and packed up. It was a very nice walk. Now, time for a warm chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk.


  1. Beautiful sketch. I like that palette too.

  2. Thanks Sue! It's what I call a winter palette.