I want to do a scratchboard of Royalston Falls, but my reference photos are poor, so I walked out there this afternoon to do a little research. Below the falls is a narrow gorge. The trail takes you to a viewing spot at the top of the gorge on the east side of the river, but I found a better perch on the west side which could be reached with only a moderately strenuous descent and then a short climb up the other side. The view from there is straight down the gorge toward the falls. The boulder on the right is part of the east wall of the gorge and sits between the perch and the falls. The trick will be to make it clear that it is in the foreground. I wouldn’t mind editing it out, but I have no idea what lies behind it.
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.