Monday, June 13, 2011

Ink Washes and Pen&Ink from Lake Anne

"Fountain at Lake Anne," ink wash and pen&ink, ©Jill Banks 2011
"Homes on Lake Anne," ink wash and pen&ink, ©Jill Banks 2011

I went out with my class today to Lake Anne in Reston -- a frequent hangout of mine that I find incredibly peaceful. We walked way out to the end of the public walkway to get a better view of the houses along the lake. There we got to draw alongside a fisherman (no catch today), meet up with a watercolorist from California who had been painting right around the corner, and talk to some of Lake Anne's regulars.

Today was a pretty great day. I'll share Oscar Haynes motto ... MY attitude is gratitude.

I was painting this afternoon ... in oils ... but while I'm making progress, that painting isn't ready for primetime.

Happy Birthday, Trina!

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jbhbeloved said...


jbhbeloved said...

with a grateful heart for your gift to us of a heart that paints and words that touch the heart. Joan :)