Sunday, May 17, 2015

Escape to Alexandria!

This past weekend I went to a medical conference near Washington, DC and brought my sketch tools.   I didn't do any sketching onsite, but did take a morning to escape to Alexandria, Virginia - a lovely historic old town on the banks of the Potomac River.  For a brief 3 hours I was back in time, sketching as my medical career was light years away.  Then I realized I had to get back to reality, and grabbed the water taxi to the other side.





On the way back I was stuck in the airport for weather delays and managed to get off one last sketch.  So sketchers, keep on sketching!  I hope to join you soon in NYC.


7 comments:

  1. Oh! wow. I love LOVE Alexandria....My dad lived there...and my visits there....ahh, so many memories. I have a watercolor of the "narrowest house" on Queen street that I did....as i sat across the street....so so so many years ago. great watercolors as always! love your blog!

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  2. Great sketches. I love the one of the row of houses!

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  3. Thanks for your comments. I recommend this place as a NYCUrbanSketchers Field trip!

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  4. Agreed. The view of houses seems to be a back alley? Enjoyed the sketches

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  5. Yes the alleys were especially picturesque, many with cobbled stone lanes that looked indented from years of carriages.

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  6. Wonderful! My first thought was Indiana Jones going for treasure... But you are really good!

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  7. Randall I am always going for treasure!

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