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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Too hot for comfort

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Rains TAD theme for the week is "Heat wave!" And this week in Sweden has been/is really hot.
I went to the local lake where we have a small beach. It always makes me restless while tanning so I brought some pens and paper with me.

Trying to catch the view in front of me with gelly pens. A sweet water lake 10 min walk from my home.

Then I noticed the shadow of the grass moving on my paper. So had some fun trying to catch it.
 Same thing as above and added a cone. So, this actually shows the grass, the shadow and the sketch.
 Think I have to find a way to make the grass itself more visible. 💥

At home I continued the "grass" project. Now with watercolor on paper.  A4

This is watercolor on sketch paper A5
A little pencil exercise 
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Hope everyone is still safe. I am but I have fans going to keep me from being too hot!

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  1. Wow Monica, you have found the perfect way to beat the heat. That lovely lake scene would definitely have a cooling effect. Just seeing that water would calm and cool me.

    It's amazing how you captured the shadows on your paper. That grass project could surely turn into a series, too.

  2. great that you also have such a nice place at the lake! Nice what you have drawn and the grasses give the shadows is interesting and what you made of them ... as beautifully colorful as summer and heat!
    Greetings Elke

  3. Lovely creations, love the idea of capturing the grass shadows.

  4. It is on hot days like this that I miss our lake. We always had a lake breeze that kept things tolerable. I love your grass shadow and your grass drawing. I think a tall willowy grass captures nature at her most versatile ... Just beautiful, Monica. And yes, stay cool, safe and well :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  5. OMG the shadow of the grass is just ingenious
    Happy you dropped by my blog today


  6. Thanks for the visit. The central image on my piece is a cross. lol

  7. The lakes looks so nice as does your art. That shadow art gives me some idea. Have a great weekend.

  8. Oh how nice to cool off being near the water...
    loving your sketches of the grass, and your watercolor is delightful! Happy PPF!

  9. Loved the Glass Shadow and the sketch. Shadow was an art in itself :)

  10. Hi Monica :)) How nice to have a lake 10 minutes away! Do you ever swim in it? We have yet to dunk ourselves into the river, we want to find a quiet little entrance that nobody else knows about!! I think it might wait until next summer though. I think it's so neat that you drew your grass shadow. Very neat and I love your "pencil exercise"!!

  11. What a wonderful set of phots and art, Monica! I love the coloured circles and lithe dancing grass blades.
    Thanks for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.


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