Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sketching on the road ~ Elizabeth Smith
As we traveled from south to north, I found myself noticing subtle changes in the land and the foliage - things I had seen before, but now I connected to them more deeply. I also found myself being more aware of the interaction of time, weather and distance as I wrote down details.
When we stopped for gas, I had a little more time to sketch an oak tree (the sketch at the top of the drawing). The sketch at the bottom turned into a composite of several majestic oak trees hung with Spanish moss that occasionally lined the highway. When stopped at a rest area, I was able to collect a twig and leaves for detailed study.
I know this type of sketching might not be enjoyable for everyone, but for me it was a wonderful chance to keep my hand in. These were sketched with a Pitt artist pen (XS size) in my Aquabee sketchbook (6x9 inches).