Monday, October 12, 2015

#inktober #inktober2015 - Day 12 - At the Races

Today was the day for the Damariscotta Pumpkin Regatta. The contestants made boats out of pumpkins and there were several kinds of races, solo with paddle, relay, and motorboats. The regatta was scheduled for 11:30 when the tide was high. In order to get a seat where we could see we were there at 10:30, which gave me lots of time to paint and sketch.

Here is my Inktober sketch for Day 12. This is a small part of the crowd watching the races.

So that you can get some idea of what went on here are some photos. I liked the solo and relay races best because their vehicles really were shaped like pumpkins, not boats.

And here is my painting I did while waiting for the regatta to start. There was a group that really got into the spirit with their orange pumpkin hats.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

#inktober #inktober2015 - Day 11, Pumpkinfest Photos & Sketches by Bristol Mills

Today's Inktober sketch is of some trees. It was hard not to add color since the trees are such wonderful colors up here right now.

On our walk today it was much easier to get photos of the completed pumpkins than yesterday when you nearly had to wait on line to take a photo. Here are some of them.

The Mermaid

Donald Trump
Telephone Booth

The Witch

The Fish

The Tiger

Indian in a Canoe

Frida Kahlo

Hiding Behind the Hand

This one below is the one that I sketched yesterday and the woman was putting in the eyeball. It changed a  lot.

Old Fashioned Telephone

Since there were no events related to the Pumpkin Festival that we wanted to see today, we took a ride down to Bristol Mills to sketch and paint. I've always wanted to sketch at this spot in the summer, but it was too crowded.

This is where I sketched the Inktober sketch above and I also sketched my sister, Mickey.

We ended the day at one of our favorite places here...the Pemaquid sketching there today...just a few photos.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

#inktober #inktober2015 - Day 10 & Pumpkinfest

I am presently up in Damariscotta, Maine visiting family just in time for the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regata. While walking this morning I took a few photos of some of the artists at work designing their pumpkins. Usually most of them are decorated on Friday, but except for a few diehards yesterday who set up and worked under tents, the rain kept most of the artists from working. These artists were out there at 7 am working on their designs.

My Inktober sketch is of one of the artist working on her pumpkin.

I just couldn't leave that sketch without color...especially with the trees starting to change. As I continued walking along Main Street I captured a few of the other artists too. Some I couldn't sketch because of the crowds of people downtown.

This lady was setting an eyeball into her pumpkin face.

Here is her pumpkin later much further along.

This one was a sea theme.

Sunflowers were cut into this pumpkin.

Friday, October 9, 2015

#inktober #inktober2015 - Day 9 - Passengers & Ferry Sketches

I have to admit that I cheated a bit on this since I knew I would be in the car all day so I did this Inktober sketch ahead of time. Passengers are always fun to sketch.

 When we took the ferry from Orient Point to New London I did another page of small sketches of the passengers.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

#inktober #inktober2015 - Day 8 - the bed & Patchogue at Night

My sketch for Intober today was a quick on of our bed after we woke up.

The sketch below was done last Wednesday evening with the Patchogue Sketch Club. They were forecasting rain so we planned to sketch indoors at the coffee shop, but were pleasantly surprised that the rain held off and we were able to sketch on the street. We started at 6:30 but by the time we finished around 7:30 it was already dark.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

#inktober #inktober2015 - Day 7 & Back at the Japanese Garden

It isn't easy to keep up with Inktober when I'm on vacation and want to use color. lol I have to admit that I sketched this in ink first and then later added color. How can you have a lobster sign without red?'ll repost it in color when I take photos of the paintings I've done here.  I have seen this restaurant every time I've been in Provincetown, MA. Now I've sketched it but still haven't eaten in it. 

Last Tuesday my PALS plein air group went back to the Japanese garden. I wanted to sketch a few things on a page to represent what was in the garden. First I painted the entry into the garden. The gentleman built the garden for his Japanese wife. They designed it together.

Here is how the page looked with the entrance on the left, then two smaller paintings, one of a Japanese stone lantern and one of the trees.

Like last week Andrew (2nd from the left) provided tea for us but we brought the cookies this time. He is such a sweet man. He loved the company and having people to talk to. We are hoping to get invited back in the spring.