Thursday, April 16, 2015

Braving the CHILL and RAIN

Hello Friends,  Dogwood and Redbud Blooms light up the Rainy Morning.

Just two of us braved the chilly and rainy morning to head up to Mill Mountain.  The colors of flowering trees and shrubs all along the neighborhood streets seemed even more intense in the drizzle.  At the top of  Mill Mountain the views were quite good.  It was quiet except for the maintenance crew and volunteers setting up the signs for the Blue Ridge Marathon on Saturday.  By the way the runners will have a beautiful route for their run and I can’t imagine that very many marathons have the pretty views and lookouts that the Roanoke Marathon has

We set up under the covered picnic area and focused on doing mixed media sketches.  Mary Anne used charcoal and colored pencils while I used acrylic paint, colored pencils, some pastel, and graphite.  It was a successful morning as we each have work that can easily serve as a study for a larger work or perhaps be completed to eventually display.

.As much as we enjoyed the morning we do hope that next week is drier AND warmer.
Thanks for visiting.
Happy Trails

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