Sunday, March 01, 2015

"Along the Waterfront" watercolor & ink 8 x 11

Continuing my reminiscence of summer during this long, snowy winter.  On hot evenings,  here on the east coast, as the day winds down, the sun can be shining brightly on the distant houses, boats, objects, either sneaking under the day's clouds, or while leaving you in shadow depending on the topography.  My daughter started calling it "your favorite lighting situation" when she was in kindergarten out on a long peninsula where we could see the sun highlighting the houses across the water.  On a sultry evening, it's nice to walk along the quiet harbor hoping for a comforting breeze or two off the water. The February theme for my painting group was "comfort".  I chose this memory of summer as my interpretation of the theme.   See the rest of our paintings  here. 

Thank you for looking, and keep your eye on the sun.


  1. For some reason, this reminds me of a place along the IL River over in Ottawa...something about the foreground and distant lighting and people standing along the edge. What a blessing to live near the waterfront! I think it would be amazing, though I'd be just as thrilled living in amongst the trees. Wonderful capture of a moment, Jody! It is so pretty!

  2. I like this pic also very much, you have a talent really. The atmosphere, the place are so pretty and special.