We are having a blast visiting art destinations in Maine. Today I participated in the first annual Chalk Walk in Belfast. On the way there we crested one of those hill tops and had a stunning view laid out in front of us, inspiring a quick pull over to sketch it.
When we got to Belfast, Bridget from Waterfall Arts got me settled under a tree with a lovely view of Penobscot Bay behind me.
I used some of the wet blending techniques the kids and I tried out last year, and stained some of the tiny florets in the foreground with my ever-present watercolor paints and a water brush. At one point I pulled out one of Tom Seymour’s foraging books for a quick color reference.
My son and I wandered over to Dave’s Ice Cream and enjoyed the soda shop sweetness while my patch dried for the next layer. The children’s sidewalk art was a real treat, as well as meeting the other artists of all ages. It was leisurely and fun.
This is my finished chalk drawing of a hilltop on Route 137 near Freedom, Maine. If I had my father’s Maine Map and Gazetteer mind, I could tell you where for sure.
Read more at the following links:
https://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/skies-clear-for-belfasts-first-chalk-walk/1664007 The Republican Journal
Make something beautiful this week!