Have You Ever Been To BuckRoe?: Daily Art Practice
Vacation Documented Through Art
I mentioned last week that we had been away at the beach. Instead of showing my beach pictures, I am going to share the art that I made while I was away. I made an effort to bring a sketch book with me everywhere and in my down time at the house, I painted. The map (above), I made before leaving for the beach. I found a vintage map online and loosely copied it.
My art supplies that I brought with me were also painted on a page before I left.
This next layout was started the first day that we were at the beach. I painted while everyone else built sandcastles or played in the waves. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable day. I watched a few water tutorials before leaving so it was nice to have an opportunity to try it out.
One of the rainy days (we had three), we spent at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. I highly recommend this museum. The following quote came up throughout the tour and I just love it. It’s a great reminder to stand up for even the smallest of freedoms that are threatened as it can open the door to the bigger ones being taken away.
Our last day at the beach was spent in the ER as my son opened a beach chair and got his fingers caught. He ended up with a detached nail and a broken finger. Lots of excitement and tears but he was very brave. We ended the day with dinner at Fuller’s Raw Bar and a walk on Buckroe Beach. I referenced my painting from a photo I took of the front of the restaurant.
I had a full pound of shrimp all to myself.
Before leaving for the beach, I bought a small pocket size sketchbook to carry with me. It is great for museums.
And that’s all I have.
I am joining the tea ladies hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. It wouldn’t be vacation if I didn’t come home with some new tea. I purchased this West Indies Citrus at the American Revolution gift shop. It smells delicious and I am looking forward to trying it. I had never heard of this company but they have a nice selection of teas, all named after a historical event, person or place. I may have to purchase some more.
Happy Tea Day,