On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Fourth try

I found a better view of the same bridge I've been trying to paint with watercolor pencil. It's still not great but I like it better than yesterday's attempt. In real life the colors in my drawing are not as saturated. And today I remembered to include the sidewalk leading off the bridge! The part I like the best in mine is the bark on the tree on the right side. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's lesson in my online class.

Today was a holiday and I only worked one hour. It was cold and foggy until after lunch when the sun finally came out. There is supposed to be rain starting tomorrow and for most days all week. So we're back to winter - the groundhog was right!


  1. The bridge lookds great-you created a real sense of depth by including the tree in the foreground and then the bridge in the middle ground. The vibrant colors warm things up as well-nice work! If you wanted to create more contrast, you could choose some of your darkest areas, and then make them completely opaque-solid black-just to boost the contrast a bit.

    And it is painfully FRIGID here in Chicago. It's hard to even leave the house.

  2. Anonymous11:13 AM

    This is lovely....great texture on the bark...but I think I like the rocks and sunlit bit of grass the best....really nice redo!! I hate redoing stuff...it's a defect in me I think *L* deni...;)

  3. Hi no way -- I grew up in Chicago and know exactly what you're talking about.


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