Tomorrow I leave for a camping trip in Washington, NH, one of my favorite places. I’ll be camping at Pillsbury State Park, where I did this sketch about 10 years ago. The ridge line in the background has changed since then as there is now a row of giant windmills peeking over the top of it.
While up there I hope to visit Millen Pond, where my family vacationed for many years. There is a little bridge at the south end of the pond that begs me to draw it every time I visit. Here are a couple of my earliest sketches of it from 1991. I look forward to seeing it again.
Some of the best work I've done isn't hanging on a wall; it's sitting in a box in my closet that's full of my old sketch books. I fill up one or two books each year. Some of the sketches end up as a basis of a more formal work, but most don't. They’re more important to me as a pictorial diary and also as on-going training; learning to really see and to understand shape, light and color.
This blog is to share my sketches as well as my sketching experiences.