Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Maine Sketches from Photos

These were sketched from photos taken at Pumpkinfest, on my recent Maine trip. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

An Online Sketching Class

I'm taking an online sketching class, the object of which is to learn to sketch quickly while traveling.  The first lesson is to sketch with a single line (or a few single lines if needed).   These were done from a couple of photos from my recent Maine trip.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Two sketches I did today while waiting for the Damariscotta Pumpkin Regatta to begin.

Maine Fall Foliage

I'm in Maine, visiting my sisters and enjoying Pumpkinfest, as well as the fall foliage.  We took a little ride to Bristol Mills, where I did this watercolor sketch.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Scavenger Hunts

There is a thread on the Wetcanvas.com "Artwork From Life" forum called the Scavenger Hunt.  It's been going on, well, almost forever.  I join in sometimes, but haven't for a long time.  I needed a motivational boost to start sketching regularly again, so I started a few days ago on the current "list".  There are 26 items, and you can sketch all, or as many as you can.  I'm only posting a couple of pages here.  It's an interesting list, but I don't have easy access to all of the items, so I probably won't finish all 26.  But never fear, a new list will be out soon. 

Three Summer Sketches

I sketched these this summer, but forgot to post them.  It was a busy summer!  The first is a scene from the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary in New Paltz, NY, done on a hike with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew.  The two California sketches were done while staying at Manhattan Beach to attend the wedding of another nephew.