“to share is human”

A friend with whom I had been working in ceramics but who knew my love of watercolor recently loaned me “Sketching in Nature” by Cathy Johnson. One of the suggestions in Cathy’s book is to do (attempt!) quick sketches from the car while riding as a passenger.

Wanting to try this I asked my husband to drive the leg from Burlington to White River on our way home from Vermont today. Here are a few of the ones I tried.

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I had my point and shoot camera with me but left it firmly in my bag and took out a little spiral 5.5 x 8.5 canson sketch book and an Ebony design pencil.

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Sketching from the car  on the highway  is fun, and a wicked challenge, because in a wink what you saw is gone.

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Add to that the magnificent and constantly changing weather over the mountains (we had snow showers all afternoon) and …

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I’ve a long way to go to learn to abstract and simplify my compositions and a longer way to go to gain a bit of confidence and skill at sketching. Still I’m done with point and shoot at least when i don’t have to be at the wheel!

Angel in the dust

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One thought on “Magic Moments-sketching

  1. What a great way to spend a little time appreciating the outdoors during the cold of winter. These are terrific and perfect in only graphite on white, almost true-to-life snowy winter colors 🙂

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