Watercolor Attempt #13 This painting reminds me of my childhood which was filled with days of life guarding, Saturday’s at swim meets,, camping with family, and snapping green beans with the radio blaring Christopher Cross’s song “Sailing.” What summer memories do you have? (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image)

My friend Debi and I attempted John Lovett’s tutorial on painting boats. We spent a great deal of time mixing paint colors and even more time laughing. It was a great day. This image reminds me of Charles Martin’s novels, whose main characters live or escape to their boats at harbor.  If you need a summer read, these would be a great choice. They come highly recommended by our book club. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)