Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NOLA: An afternoon in the Garden District


Our excursion on Wednesday to the Garden District included a ride on the St. Charles trolley using our "Jazzy Pass". It was fun looking at the interesting architecture of the homes in the district as we rode by on the Trolley. Our first stop was to visit the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.  There were grey clouds in the sky and the drops of rain that came our way as we wandered through the cemetery. Interesting to look at the variety of graves and markers. I wandered outside the gate and SURPRISE.... across the street was the famed Commander's Palace - our destination for lunch. So, while I waited for my travel buddies I got out my trusty stool and art supplies and I sketched the bright blue building as I sat along the sidewalk. I added the paint later at home. It was another fun-filled day during my NOLA Adventure 2011!!

P.S. Yes, the stitches down the center that you see are an indication that I am half way through my journal!!

8 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

These are beautiful. I admire the way you can render such excellent drawings on the go. Technical question: do you bring a ruler and use it get the lines straight? Thats my difficulty when I'm trying to draw buildings when I'm not at my desk.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I love the layout of these pages, Claire. And you've captured that blue very well. What a fun day that was!

Sarah Melling said...

It's such fun "touring" NOLA thru your sketches! Thanks you for your sweet post; I hope you're staying dry in this San Jose rain!

lori vliegen said...

hi claire! your journal is filling up so nicely with all of your gorgeous watercolors!! i love reading about your adventures! xox

p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog! i saw the question about the tools i use.....you can read more about them here:

http://www.misterart.com/crafts/stamps-embossing/tools/staedtler-mastercarve-tool-set.html

Mermaid's Palette said...

Claire- as usual, these are awesome! I love your pages, and the way you capture a day and memory in your sketches. I haven't had time to paint much for months- sketching may be the way to get back into it!
Have a fun Christmas!

jean wilson said...

thanks for the comments on pushing the envelopes (my blog)
i have enjoyed looking at your blogs....lot's of good stuff :-)

Lisa Holtzman said...

Your garden district art is really beautiful. I've love seeing your artistic growth. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog : )

Krista said...

Claire!! Hope all is well with you. I'm back online now after pretty much taking the year of 2012 off. I'd love to reconnect with you! Hope you are doing well.