This was one of my favorite paintings. I sold the painting and gave away two beautiful giclees of the original. Please see the post of two days ago to purchase calendars. This painting was of the Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz, California.
Over fifty years ago I went to Kansas City to become a TWA Airline Hostess. The photo above was taken a few days ago at a convention and reunion for TWA flight attendants. I was lucky to visit art museums all over the U.S.A. and Europe. The ladies above are some of the beautiful women that I flew with back in the day.
Memories of a Green Boat Frozen
Now you have the opportunity to buy original painting or fine art prints of them. The print choices are many. It can be printed on canvas and gallery wrapped or printed on paper with high quality frames. Check my painting out on www.carolpighinfineart.imagekind.com.
Buy originals through this blog and pay by paypal. I hope you take advantage of all these choices to own fine art.
I am happy to say they while us Carolinian's were stuck inside because of all the rain, I had time to spend in my studio. This is a scene from Glacier National Park. I was there at the beginning of August this year. The sights were glorious with crystal water and 25 active glaciers.
About a mile from my house is Four Mile Creek Green-way. Most of Charlotte was saved from Hurricane Florence as it turned into a Tropical storm by the time is arrived here. We were so grateful that we didn't have flooding, power outage, or any trees uprooted. The above photo is from the Green-way this morning. It floods at times at its low points. The water had receded by Monday but look how high it rose. They talk about flash flooding this is what they mean. See the muddy waterline above my hand? I pray for all they were not so lucky during Hurricane Florence.
More information about sketching on vacation. I have two watercolor kits, the one above is by Rafael and another one I have is by Windsor Newton. I placed the ruler there to show the sizes. The top sketch book is for my backpack, the middle for airplane travel, and the larger one for car travel. These are my travel journals that help me remember locations and people I saw.
I wish I had this talent when I was a flight attendant for TWA. Many places I visited without a camera and didn't take notes on some of the special places I flew. When you are young you think you will remember all special moments. Now we always have our phones with us and Facebook to remind us what we were doing this day last year.
I hope this encourages others that you can make art where ever you are.
I'm happy to say that Hurricane Florence turned into Tropical Storm Florence for Charlotte, North Carolina. I left California on Tuesday where it was perfect weather everyday to come home to a threat of a Hurricane. I pray for all the was hit by it on the beaches of the Carolinas.
So while visiting a good friend in Santa Cruz we got a chance to walk West Cliff Drive to the Natural Bridge State Park in the morning. The first morning was beautiful fog which I really miss. Where I grew up I could hear the fog horn across the San Francisco Bay. The second time we walked, the fog lifted to a clear sunny morning.
This year has been busy with traveling to the West. We went to a wedding in Oregon, a family reunion in British Columbia, and a memorial service in California. When I travel by plane I take a sketch book with me to record events and some of the things I would like to paint later. My sketch books along with my camera help capture the feelings and scenes of my travels. My time is usually limited but I still think about what I can paint when I get home. The smallest sketch was for hiking the Camino de Santiago. I have sketch books in all sizes. My watercolor kit is about the size of a postcard.