June 27th, 2015

Sailboat at Paradise Cove

Artist: Janette Meetze, United States
Artist Statement: Everywhere I travel I am looking for inspiration and subjects for sketching, painting and tapestry weaving. I noticed this sailboat at the Paradise Cove Marina (Sequoyah State Park, Oklahoma) last summer shortly after the Fourth of July holiday. What attracted me to it initially was the value contrast between the ship, water and background. As I started sketching I realized that it reminded me of a sailboat that my parents had when I was growing up. I had spent a couple of weeks on it as a teenager exploring the inland waterway in Florida. The memories are still fresh nearly forty five years later!

I used my Zeta Series sketchbook and a permanent ink pen to capture the drawing at the marina and then added most of the watercolor back in the studio. It is also featured as the title photo on my blog,“Sketching Around” where I share my sketching adventures. In addition to being an avid sketcher I am also a tapestry weaver and sometimes the sketches end up in woven form and can be viewed on another blog, Common Threads. Sketching Around: www.jmeetzestudio.blogspot.com; Common Threads: www.jmeetzestudiocommonthreads.blogspot.com

MEDIA: Ink and watercolor
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish



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