Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Off we go!

A real quickie... I sketched this while waiting at a traffic light and added watercolour later. A very common midday sight here of a nanny - usually called Ousie, meaning sister, or Gogo (pronounced gawgaw, sort of) meaning grandmother if she's an older woman - collecting her young charge from nursery school. I'm on my way to England tomorrow for the wedding of a very special niece, and to see my very special daughter, so won't be posting for the next two weeks. I hope to do some sketching, but also lots of catching up with my sisters and other family, so not sure if the sketching will win this time. See you later!

15 comments:

Ginny Stiles said...

Cathy...I LOVED this sketch. I especially love when you share things that are really culturally different. Have a great trip to England!!!

martinealison said...

Très joli dessin additionné de merveilleuses couleurs...

Sandra said...

Wow! At a traffic light! Moving figures scare me - but I know I must do more of it. I love this quirky, colourful sketch. So lively! Enjoy your trip to the UK. Please could you bring some sunshine with you? :o)

RHCarpenter said...

Very good quick sketch - your sketches are as good as my paintings, especially of figures! Have a safe and very enjoyable trip!

Teresa said...

I always enjoy the freshness and spontaneity of your watercolors. Can't wait to see England done in your inimitable style!

Art with Liz said...

Lovely Cathy! So typically Sefefrican!

travelingsuep said...

Fantastic sketch Cathy.

Have a great visit & catchup with your family.

Claire M said...

I love how you capture people, and I'm amazed that you did this at a stoplight!! You must be supper fast with the brush!

Have a great trip too!

CarolKing said...

Love your quick sketch and the bright colors you added later.

Have a wonderful time in England. Will look forward to a new post in a few weeks.

Helen Percy Lystra said...

As soon as the page opened I could feel a smile growing.... the wonderfully vibrant colors! I do so love your sketches. Have a grand time in England.

alonso said...

Great paintings wow very talented...love your work and style :-) and happy mother's day.

sue said...

What a lovely sketch--these rich, beautiful colors really caught my eye. And such a sweet subject. I love picturing you sketching that at the stoplight. Safe travels, and enjoy your trip!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Great vibrant colours and the figures are so alive capturing this scene of unique local life. Coming to England - where may I ask?. Anywhere near Norwich in Norfolk in East Anglia????

Cathy said...

Well thanks for leaving us with such an exquisite sketch!!!!!!
Have fun!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Thanks for coming by, Cathy. Your sketches are getting better and better. This Ousie with tot in tow could easily start a story. Your Orchid sketches are my most favorite. Love them. I'm inspired.