Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A beautiful day on the bay.....

I recently enjoyed a lovely day with my husband and son Sean in San Francisco overlooking the bay and sailboats that were participating in preliminary America's Cup races. It really was a gorgeous day - clear as could be. The big event is next year, but we enjoyed watching some of the preliminary races leading up to the main event. It was a great excuse for us to take a break for the day and check out the excitement. This image is painted from a photo that I snapped at the observation area at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

P.S. When I decided to paint a new image for my blog tonight - I was stumped .... what should I paint? My blog has been pretty quiet these past months and I'm  having trouble getting my momentum going again. However, I have been working on some interesting images of San Francisco as I'm just finishing up an Imaginary Trip to San Francisco trip/class with Laure Ferlita. So... a recent 'real day' in San Francisco came to mind and I looked through my photos from my special day. Having recently painted an image of the well-known bridge in Laure's class, I felt a bit of courage to tackle my own photo tonight.  

6 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

Ooh, I can't believe you were there and actually painted that beautiful landmark. I'm so jealous. I want to see more of CA through your eyes.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

And you did a great job! It sounds like a fun outing for you and your family, and now you have this pretty sketch to remember it by.

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Beautiful sketch Claire - and all the more special because you used your own photo from a great day with your husband and son.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I especially liked seeing your painting larger when I clicked on it, Claire. I'm glad to see you are posting again...Best, Rita

ArtbyBernadette said...

Such a lovely view!

Barbara Weeks said...

Beautiful! San Francisco is one of my favorite places to sketch-real and imagined!