The sketchy and inconsistent blog of Bethie Engstrom...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I'm back! -and with more paintings + sketches!

Medium: Watercolors

It's been a very different month for me -  at the beginning of May, I thought it would be one of those months where I'd get tons done around the house and outdoors, dates and party and great fellowship. And I did have many of those things (although getting jobs done is still on my list), but there were some unseen hardships, trial and errors, and general "och's". I honestly thought that last year, my seventeenth year, was the year of death... but this year is being proven to me that it is just another circle of life, with my sweet dog Glorie passing away in April, and my friend, Josh, and his unexpected death at the very beginning of May. But there have been many, many good things as well, and I am so blessed with the people around me =)


errrr... blurry  =P
 I started this painting in class (which has just ended) and then finished it at home. The exercise was to take a painting (a watercolor painting) and recreate it... I have no clue where I could find my example, it was in some random book, but I'm pretty happy with it... I think I want to learn how to paint some more (realistic looking) clouds though.

Blessings you all!
More coming soon!

10 comments:

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

It sounds as though you have had quite a time of it and my thoughts are with you, but your painting is lovely and I am glad you are back sharing with us...xx

Heather said...

oh i am sorry for your losses...it seems to be that kind of year for everyone. i am finding that there must be a lesson in all of our hardships...even though it is hard to see as we come upon them.
your painting is lovely and i am glad to see you back and being creative as well! xo

Debbie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dog and friend. My prayers are with you. Your painting is wonderful.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful creations ~ love the detail, colors and textures ~ thanks, ^_^

Alexandra said...

It's good to see you back. A very lovely watercolour! Sorry to hear about the bumps and such. Here's to a wonderful June for you! :)

Molly said...

Lovely seascape!

WrightStuff said...

I can hear the seagulls!

Antonia said...

I love this painting. The seagulls look amazing!

-Antonia

Jehanne's doodles said...

So sorry to hear about your loses :( Your painting is so beautiful and peaceful.

Lynn said...

So sorry for your losses.
Your paintings are lovely...give me a sense of the place and mood.
Well done.