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20 February 2011

Sunday Sketching - Dreaming of Fishies

One of my favourite activities is snorkeling. Not something I can do much of in the cold white North. It doesn't take much to make me happy, just fishies - even a few Sergeant Majors will do it - however the more the merrier! It has been a while since I have been South and I have been yearning to go again. Finally I've scheduled a week in March on the Mayan Riviera where it sounds like there is good snorkeling off the beach at the resort.  Meanwhile, I dream of....



(Initial Pencil Sketch)

I wasn't around the past few weeks of Sunday Sketching with Sophia at Blue Chair Diary and I have seriously missed all of you and the sketching! I'm looking forward to today's visit! Hope this finds you all well!


24 comments:

  1. I am sure you will have a blast in Mexico! Really great snorkeling to be found

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  2. Oooh I'm jealous, the Mayan Riviera sounds dreamy :)I'm not jealous of the snorkelling though....I watched Jaws when I was too young...keep expecting big teeth to suddenly appear :)

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  3. Ooh look at all the pretty fishies. I wonder what they make of us strange intruders in their world.

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  4. This is soooo fun!!!! I love how you kid just a perspective of the goggles and fish floating. how cool!
    oooh, i m with you needing to go somewhere hot! A place where my goggles aren't the ski type!!!! lol!
    i've missed you too! xxoo

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  5. What a great idea for a sketch. And I love the fish!

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  6. Hi Eva! This is great! I love the fish! Oh I hope you have fun in Mayan Riviera! I need myself some sun, sand and fun!! I crave it!

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  7. I'm so glad you are back, and with a wonderful sketch! xoxo

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  8. This is a great sketch, you caught the perspective just right. Oh to have warm enough weather to go snorkling.

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  9. Have a great time snorkelling down south, your sketch must bring back fabulous memories.

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  10. WOW!!! Eva this is such a fantastic piece! I love it! I love the fact that you've captured so much going on with only a snippet of the face. Brilliant work!!!

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  11. This is completely rocking! So very different for you and I absolutely love it. =)

    Happy SS!

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  12. I've only been snorkeling a few times, but it was amazing! Great piece.

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  13. Wow... such a fun look at the sea! Took a jaunt out for some fish for lunch today. Wonder which one I had, hmmm...

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  14. Eva...I am glad to 'see' you :)
    This drawing is so fun...I have never been snorkling, and I have to admit I am a tad envious of your upcoming trip...sounds so warm and colorful...so much the opposite of winter :)
    I like your zen clover, too. Never found a 4 leaf clover, but I won one in OWOH and I am pretty excited about that. I enjoyed the love story.
    Love <3

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  15. You can really see the curiousity in the snorkler's eyes! And what better medium to use than watercolors for this piece!

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  16. This is so cute!
    Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  17. Lucky, about the vacay, but I am terrified of swimming in the ocean so can't say it sounds fun from my perspective. I love the yellow and how it pops against the blues. Great job with composition, it really pulls one toward the snorkeler.

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  18. Ohhh so jealous of your trip...It is so cold here too and this sounds like heaven! Love this drawing and so glad to see you back here!

    Smiles and hugs!

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  19. I love your snorkel sketch, and also the sax-playing snowman.

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  20. Hi Eva thanks for your comments on my latest painting, in answer to your question yes I do varnish every painting. But I take my photos before I do it as I use a couple of coats of gloss varnish and it's harder to photograph after doing that. I've tried matte varnish but I prefer the gloss, it gives it a lovely shine and makes the colours pop alot more. It also protects the painting and makes it easier to wipe if it gets dusty! :0)

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  21. Hello from CED! I love the concept of this one, among the fishes. :)

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  22. I really love this view...fantastic.
    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. If you find some extra room in your suitcase please consider packing me ;)

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Looking forward to hearing from you!