Thursday, July 24, 2008

Reid State Park, Maine

A distant point of land

Some rocks just below where we were sitting.


A guy sitting on some rocks a little ways away.


My husband and I went to Reid State Park yesterday. We like to sit on the rocks and watch the water and birds and people. I took my sketchbook along and did 3 pictures using a ball point pen. I started with a micron pen but it was so windy the ink dried up before it hit the page.

#3 is the first time I stuck a person in a picture. This guy held still long enough for me to sketch him in quickly.

Real rocks are more difficult to draw than imaginary rocks.

7 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful sketches of a beautiful place!!! I love Maine!

purplepaint said...

Sue - these are really good! I've never been to Maine, maybe one of these days... Marva

Kathleen said...

Oh - these are nice I love the spontaneity of the linework - loose & lovely

Douglas Thayer said...

Hi Sue, just wanted to say I'm enjoying your sketches and that I too grew up in Howell. Graduated in 1963. A lifetime ago seems like. Keep up the sketches and the blog. Doug

Dorothy said...

Beautiful sketches! I envy you living in Maine. It's one of my most favorite places on this earth to visit. Many many years ago my aunt and uncle owned a little island off the coast of Damariscotta. It was heaven!

Martha said...

These are lovely. I especially like the "guy"!

susan said...

Hi Sue, it is indeed a small world. I love your sketches of Maine...sounds like you and your husband had a wonderful time at the State Park. I grew up in Detroit, and my friend and I in the late 60's use to take her parents little yellow corvair and go out to Howell and on the way would see how fast we could the car up too---we were lucky we didn't kill ourselves or blow up the engine. Howell is a nice town...I think you would be amazed how large it is now! I moved up this way after to going to MSU and never returned to Detroit. Doug Thayer who wrote on your blog...is a wonderful metalsmith artist who has consignment where I work in Owosso...he participated in our sketch crawl last weekend. It is indeed a small world!