Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dutch Gray Skies - graphite pencil and watercolors

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Dutch Gray Skies ~ July 2011
graphite pencil with watercolors, on Arches HP paper
approx. 5.5"h x 4.75"w

Ahh yes, back in the spring of this year, I was wishing for rain ... silly me! This July, in the Netherlands, has been nothing but rain, rain, rain, and then some more rain. And, if that's not enough, hey! it's raining ... again!!

The drawing above is the almost daily view from my attic studio window - with a great deal of artistic license taken, because it's not that blue out, it's mostly dull gray. The flowers are happy, the snails & slugs in my garden are happy - me and Sacha are not so happy. Oh well, it's better than intense heat and no rain ... I guess.

Judy
and Sacha (the soggy cat)
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2 comments:

Patty said...

It is also better than a Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm or - the "H" word!!

Count your blessings. This, too, shall pass! :-)

That's a great drawing/painting, Judy!

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Oh, oh!! The "H" word... know it well - grew up in Miami. "H" Andrew destroyed my parents' house ...

Stay safe Patty!!!

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