Friday, September 21, 2012

Images from Rip the Coast , 2012

Shells on Flores
The texture is real sand that blew into my painting and palette.

Sailboat off Clarke Island, Broken Group

Our wonderful 3 person tent sleeps 4 shorties.
First night out, Port Renfrew, Rip the Coast Tour, 2012

View up to the mezzanine, Tofino.
There was a real stripped bark trunk as pillar.

The Fellowship

The Fellowship (not the Mothership)
This is a quick watercolour sketch of one of our kayaks from our trip to the Broken Group Islands off the west coast of Vancouver Island. It was  painted during the lunch break where I scagged my hand on oyster shells and we left the beloved huchie behind on the beach. I loved these sturdy and stable kayaks. Janice and I paddled the Mothership. Chris and Kyle paddled the Fellowship. Perhaps is should have been called the Fish 'n Ship.

Sources of Inspiration

It has been almost a year since my last post. I have been so busy with my sketchbooks (and other life distractions) that I have totally ignored this blog. A new computer plus my luddite inability to get the scanner working has not helped. But there is a backlog of work ready to be scanned. Stay tuned.

In the mean time, here is a great source of journalling and drawing inspiration.

Sustainably Creative by Michael Nobbs.
He has a list of 20 Wonderful Drawing Blogs

.....but don't get so busy surfing inspirational blogs that you neglect the heart of the matter - drawing.