Friday, January 27, 2006
More Pen in the Great Outdoors
Following the clean up after birthing Gourdy Sue, the Carolina blue sky and birdsong pulled me outdoors. I had promised myself a bit of outdoor sketching today, and this was the perfect opportunity. Temperatures had warmed from a frigid 20F this morning to a warmer 50F and I donned my down jacket (I am so darn cold-natured!), my gloves, my sketchpad and PEN.
I sat on the bench that lines one of the trails in front of our property and sketched the scene before me. I lost track of time as the birds kept me company through their twitterings and the sun allowed me to sit for a while feeling warm and cozy.
I used a Micron .03 - and as I've said before, I have much to learn about controlling the pen's line and shading. I'm not sure if I'll add a watercolor wash or not to this sketch ... but for now, I enjoyed my time in the sun and being lost in the land I love.