Rainy Day of Rest

5/9/14 Friday in Port Clinton, OH (Erie Islands Resort and Marina-ROD)

Still under the weather with our colds, we slept in until 8:30 am. Nice lazy morning. Very lazy day filled with TV, computer, reading… a sick day I’d say.

Naturally by late afternoon when I got up, my back hurt. Then because of severe thunderstorm predictions, we brought in the remaining slides. Of course, that severe weather didn’t really happen, so we saved the campground by putting our slides in.

A sample of Erie Islands Resort:

a tree 1 a tree 2 a tree 3

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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