Monday, March 05, 2007

A little time off


I´ve been off for a while, spending two weeks with near and dear ones in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Happily surprised over all that this fantastic town and the countryside around it had to offer, I have been spending time drawing and painting almost every day. This vacation has meant a welcome pause from the cold and grey winter we´ve been having in Stockholm.

Also, during these two weeks, my maths-teacher hate-to-draw can´t-even-draw-a-stick-figure mum finally picked up a pencil and a piece of paper and surrendered to my persuasive talk about how fun it is to draw. She actually let me give her some drawing lessons, and you know what? She enjoyed it! I knew she would.

14 comments:

Shirley said...

Nina,
I LOVE this sketch and can feel the sun on the beach! I hope that you will share all of your travel sketches with us.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Wahoo, and welcome back, you were missed! (Looks like a marvelous time, though, and I love your sketch!)

Good for you, and good for your mom, by the way!

Brenda Y said...

If this is just a hint at what you did while relaxing, I'm very eager to see the rest! You did an excellent job with this - great color and wonderful composition. How fun to get your mum to finally "see the light :)

Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! WELCOME BACK!

Bill said...

Very nice. Gentle but vibrant colors. Violet shadows on the warm sand. Looks like a warm place. What fun.

I plan to hit 3 spots, God willing, in June--Colorado (Stephen Quiller workshop), SanFrancisco (Road Trip sketching workshop, hopefully with Marth of Trumpetvine.com) and then Kings Canyon National Park for a couple days.

Linda said...

Great sketch -- and it is neat that you got your mom to draw with you! What fun!

SCquiltaddict said...

Love this sketch...you did a wonderful job! Wish we could all be there having a sketchcrawl...on the sunwarmed beach

Deborah said...

Ohh it looks beautiful! This is a wonderful sketch. Can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing.

caseytoussaint said...

Oh, Nina, thank you for posting this. You can just feel the sunshine and the sea breezes. The colors, the composition, everything's perfect. Glad you're back!

aPugsLife said...

Wow, this is really lovely!

phthaloblu said...

This is just simply beautiful! I really love your style.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Ah, the nice warm sand between my toes........ oh, no, I guess I'm still here in the Pacific NW with the rain. But for a min. I was away. I love this sketch ... you were missed.

Renate said...

Ahh... beautiful! great sketch. I'll spend two weeks at tenerife. But have to wait for that until september *sigh*

littlemithi said...

Gorgeous painting - and wonderful to hear that you've got your mum in on drawing too. Last christmas my boyfriend managed to get my mum to join him as he was following "Drawing on the right side of the brain". It was really nice to see her having a go at something she generally leaves to the "young ones" ...