Wow. I’ve been away too long, from painting and this blog. Last post was a photo of me on Lost Dog Trail. It’s near my home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Below are three drawings from yesterday’s hike. I must admit I do not hike very far because of the time it takes me to draw. My focus was on hiking so I stopped briefly to sketch and added color later. I don’t like to do that, but I wanted to walk a little.
I drew with a new compressed graphic stick (very cool) and added the color later. It can make narrow and wide lines. I experimented with different color media on each piece. I used combinations of ink, colored pencils, marker, and watercolor.
Back to painting. Here are scenes of Ketchikan, Alaska, drawn from the deck of the cruise ship. The first one is some of the many hillside houses that overlook the downtown port area. As you can tell, it was a rainy day in Ketchikan. In the next scene, I’m looking at the homes and businesses along the waterfront just after our ship has left Ketchican.