Savannah is a beautiful city. It has these picturesque parks every couple of blocks, shaded by the large live oaks and surrounded by beautiful homes and buildings. My desire had been to find a good one to settle down in and sketch, but it didn’t work out. I did, however, have time to do a quick pastel of some of the old buildings along the Savannah Riverfront.
I took a trip to the Savannah, Georgia area last week. Did some people watching and sketching at the airports on the way down, then again on the way back.
The live oaks in the Savannah area are gorgeous, and they’re all filled with the Spanish moss hanging from their branches. This wasn’t the prettiest tree I saw, but it was in a place where I could sit for a while and it had a lot of the moss. I did one pencil sketch and then a pen and ink sketch while I enjoyed the 85 degree weather.
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.