Saturday, November 17, 2018


Who can resist gathering those beautifully coloured leaves scattered on the ground at this time of year?

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dreary Day - Oak Island, NC

Journal - One of the days on the beach was particularly dreary - we still took a walk, collected seashells, and worked on puzzles ---

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sunrise - Oak Island, NC - Lin Frye

Journal - Spend a fabulous week with my friends from Raleigh at a beach front house on Oak Island. We painted, walked, ate, did puzzles, and simply enjoyed our time together. Here is one of the sunrises we witnessed ...

Saturday, September 29, 2018


While I'm on holiday I love sketching and with my new found passion for hand embroidery I've started to stitch from my sketches.  This is the view across the river entrance at Benodet in south Brittany drawn in Triplus water soluble pens.

I use plain linen as a base then add layers of organza just like watercolour washes before stitching the details with various threads and yarns. 
 I like the idea of interpreting my sketches into other pieces of art, what do you think?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Richmond HIlls, Georgia - Lin Frye

Journal - Life is slowly getting back to normal after Hurricane Florence. There's still a lot of destruction, families displaced, homes still flooded ... Art often can help with relieving the stress and worries, and focus, for a while, on something more pleasant.

While evacuated, I spent some time with my daughter and her family, and then a few days in Savannah Georgia. There I met up with fellow evacuee and friend, Gwen. We spent a good part of one day sketching Savannah. On another day, my husband and I visited Richmond Hills - The Henry Ford Museum and JF Gregory Park for a 3 mile old rice canal walk. Here's the sketch from the day in Richmond Hills - some sketched on site, most afterwards. I may eventually add color to this page - but the sketching was a lot of fun and relieved a lot of anxiety.

Lin Frye
North Carolina


We're back from a camping holiday in Brittany with a few nature sketches to share.  This was the view between the pitches at Benodet.  I'm always impressed with how well the French campsites arrange their places and plant a variety of trees for shade and interest.  This is drawn with a Micron 05 pen and museum watercolour pencils.

Friday, September 14, 2018

A quick sketch of a dry marsh-Concetta Flore

Very hot and dry summer for this part of Tuscany, and
the Padule di Fucecchio (Fucecchio marsh) is high and dry.
We trod on ground that should have been 60 cm below water level. Bad for the birds- its a very important migration spot- and for the hunters, too- which is good. In my opinion of course.
So on a very sunny day, with 4 storks hovering over us- they nest in the Reserve- this puddle is the only water I managed to sketch.
I used a flat-tipped brush with a slant; nice potential for fine and thick strokes.
Poplars and salyx trees.