Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Holy week


This is Holy week, and I'm thinking about the last hours of Jesus' life. The physical brutality he endured, the mental blows he received, the spiritual struggle it must have been.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bunker Street boats

About half a block from our house, there's an old trailer with a yard full of boats in front of it. The largest one is a fiberglass sailboat hull that never got finished. There are several small sailboat hulls on trailers or on blocks, a motorboat and a kayak or two. I've never met the owner, but I like him already, because I know exactly why these old boats have washed up in front of his house. He just loves boats and can't resist collecting them. It doesn't matter whether he ever uses them...it's enough just to have them near.

Today is Saturday - sermon writing day. I left the house this morning to go work on my sermon at the library, but I got sidetracked as I drove down Bunker Street and saw the old boats. The collection of shapes and colors are so attractive, I had to stop and make this watercolor.

Evergreen Park neighborhood

I've discovered a lovely new coffee shop. It's called Samudra Coffee, and it's located next to Evergreen park in Bremerton. The coffee shop is in the lower level of an old building that houses Samudra Yoga upstairs, and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. When I go there on Friday morning (my day off), it's usually not very crowded and I can relax with delicious coffee and one of their amazing scones.

Last week after I had my coffee at Samudra Coffee, I made a watercolor of the neighborhood just above thecoffee shop. I like the way the old houses seem to nestle into one another as they climb the hill.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Watercolor exercise


Yesterday was my day off, and I intended to do a watercolor sketch somewhere around home, but I never got around to it. So after supper I got out a library book, Watercolors in a Weekend by Frank Halliday, and made this painting based on his instructions. I really like the raw sienna cloud color, and the ultramarine blue of the sky and clouds. It was a good learning exercise.