Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Barton Springs Pool Sketches

Today I met a friend for some sketching at one of our lovely spring fed pools. We are so lucky in Austin to have two large spring fed swimming pools. The more well-known one is Barton Springs Pool. And it was so much fun to sit on the bank and watch people enjoying the brisk 68 degree water. Its going to have to get a whole lot hotter (94 today) for me to get in that water!


My first sketch was just a woman sitting on the concrete sidewalk above the pool. I made the water bluer than it is really.


I'm pretty pleased with my second sketch. This is very accurate to the water color in the shallow end. The water created such a distortion that their legs were pretty much invisible, though the water is crystal clear.
I might finish out these pieces with a little more detail and clean up some things... like the broken hand on my sunbather. Then I will post them again on here or ETSY.

6 comments:

suzanneberry said...

beautifully done robin. your work always inspires me!

Marie Theron said...

These paintings form good comments about people just being laid-back and relaxing. I love the fact that they seem totally unaware of the artist sketching them!

suzannepaints said...

loverly! did you swim? your paintings are just great.

SKIZO said...

FascinatingWork
ThankYouForSharing

SKIZO said...

ExcellentWork
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Art Collector's Corner said...

very nice!
like "Me at 60" a lot!

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