watercolors

 Cape Hedge Swimming, 7.5 x 11, watercolor

Cape Hedge Swimming, 7.5 x 11, watercolor

 Boats, 7.5 x 11, watercolor

Boats, 7.5 x 11, watercolor

 Cape Hedge Walk, 11 x 15, watercolor

Cape Hedge Walk, 11 x 15, watercolor

 Three Chairs, 11 x 15, watercolor

Three Chairs, 11 x 15, watercolor

 Cape Hedge, 11 x 15, watercolor

Cape Hedge, 11 x 15, watercolor

Cape Hedge beach has a sandy cove mixed with rock ledge at its southern end.

Saranac River

 Saranac River, 7 x 10.5, gouache

Saranac River, 7 x 10.5, gouache

Every Memorial Day we open up camp on our island in the Saranac River, in the Adirondack mountains. It started wet on Friday, but Sunday cleared up. Between watching the kids swim and a Hairy Woodpecker feeding its young in a tall birch, I did some gouache sketches. Gouache is like watercolor but more opaque, if you want it to be.

 Meera and Evy, gouache

Meera and Evy, gouache

The swim hole is a rocky point on the island facing southwest. The benches made from fallen trees, bark stripped, with a backdrop of cedars on the water's edge, offer a warm seat in the Spring sun.