Hi Everyone – sorry that I have been absent for SO long... My big trip around the world this year has taken up a lot of my spare time both before and afterwards (I have a lot of scanning to do) Most of my trip was in urban environments and so I got very little nature sketching done – in fact I didn’t even manage a hike when in Scotland (‘a hill walk” as they call it).. so my nature sketching for the trip consist in a few quick sketches of a few spectacular natural features and landscapes that I came across.
My first stop was visiting friends in Seattle – they wanted to show me something different so on my first full day in the States they took me west to the Grand Coulee – the largest waterfall in the world without water. It was very impressive!!!!
It was a 200 mile drive and since we had spent a leisurely morning having breakfast in a tearoom (I wonder whose idea that was?) we didn’t arrive there till 5.30 in the afternoon. I therefore didn’t have time to sketch except for what I could do from the back seat of the car! As it was we didn’t get home till 11.30pm that night.
Two days later they took me down to Mt St Helens – wow! The devastation caused by the volcanic eruption back in the 80s is mind blowing. We did a hike for a few miles and this time I was able to position myself on a nice steep-ish slope and do a quick sketch before heading back.
Next post I will share some of my Scottish sketches (just have to finishing scanning them all first!)