Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Waiting for the Weekend" watercolor & ink 9 x 6

Today's sketch is a study from an oil of mine; an interior from a house in Maine where I have stayed with artist friends along the coast of Maine... great house, updated last in about 1975.  You know the look, the formica, the tile floor, and the variety of arm chairs into which you sink about 4 inches farther than expected.  The house has a big cellar with stone foundation, and Maxwell House coffee cans filled with nuts, bolts, screws, and nails.  There are lots of coffee cups, with accompanying saucers in the cupboard, and a cornucopia of mismatched glasses and plates. I love every quirky inch of its wallboard, and oddly arranged lighting.  And, I loved the room off the kitchen with life jackets, old chipped croquet set, badmitten nets, and citronella buckets.  Takes me right back to our house on Cape Cod as a kid, with the same jumble of equipment waiting for a family to drag it all out into the sun, and salt water.

Thanks so much for looking, and reminiscing with me.

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