Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Art of a Sketchbook - Friday

Looking through my sketchbooks I realize that most of my sketches are objects.  A hair brush, flower pot, some shells ....

This is probably because when I'm inside I am more likely to have a sketchbook nearby and I can easily find something to sketch that is close at hand.

Most of the landscapes and waterscape sketches in my sketchbooks are from when we are off boating or camping.  I don't seem to have many from outside around my home.   Maybe I'll concentrate on doing more local outdoor sketching during the next few months.   What about you?

Sketch from Anette Bay, southern gulf islands, Canada

 Do you sketch landscapes scenes from near your home or do you sketch when off on vacation mostly?
This time of year the sun doesn't always shine here in the Pacific Northwest. But, when I come into the room and sunlight is making shadows on the wall in May it always makes me smile.


  1. Most of my sketches are of what I plan on painting the next day. I try to sketch from life as often as I can.

    I love your landscape sketches...something I haven't tried yet.

    I also love the reminds me of soft watercolors!

  2. I recall someone actually having an artist paint shadows of a tree on his wall just like that. Sort of trompe l'oeil. (I've probably misspelled that).

  3. Anonymous5:59 AM

    Hello Nancy,

    Love the shadow on the wall. Like you I enjoy every bit of sunray since here, it is seriously missing. A lot of rainy and cold days. A wretched spring as they say.

    Au revoir