Summer is such a great time to get out and sketch. I’ve had several short trips in the area plus every Tuesday our local sketching group gets together to draw around the island. I thought you might like to see what I’ve been up to.
Island sketching at Fort Ward –
At Waterfront Park
Along Erickson Street
And from an all too short trip to Port Townsend – I ‘m captivated by the marvelous details of the Victorian buildings.
I had some fun with color on this boat drawing from the Port Townsend marina.
Next week I’m heading off to the Olympic Peninsula to participate in Paint the Peninsula, a plein air painting competition based in Port Angeles, Washington. I’m excited about this. It’s a juried group of 22 exceptional artists from the United States and Canada and I’m thrilled to be a part of them. And, I’m going to be drawing. I don’t know if any drawing artist has ever been accepted into a plein air painting competition, so these may be ground-breaking works I’m about to do. Each day for five days we bring our work into Port Angeles Fine Arts Center to add to a growing exhibition. My goal is to do two masterpieces a day that represent the variety and beauty of the landscape. Hopefully I’ll have time to do a blog post next week and show you some samples. Stay tuned!