Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back at the Zoo

Last week it was back to the Lincoln Park Zoo to sketch. Our original plan was to work on the new Boardwalk but shade was scarce and the sun warm, so we opted for the shade near the Gardener's Cottage above the north west end of the lagoon. The quaint cottage of stone and wood was surrounded by trees and plantings and served as my subject for the afternoon.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Belmont Harbor

Monday was a trip to Belmont Harbor for an afternoon of sketching and painting. Another lovely day, we were finished and back home before the rain moved into the city. The boats are a challenge since they are in constant motion even when not in use. Sailing lessons for children started while we were there, colorful little sail boats moved in and out. I took some photos of them so will try to do something from those.