We have been back from our vacation in the woods for almost two weeks now. The pace of life has changed and this is the first time I have had to write about the trip.
Each morning began with a simple ritual. Sleepy eyed and rumpled I put the the kettle on the stove to make the coffee. While waiting for the water to boil and after the obligitory trip to the outhouse was made I would assemble my drawing materials on the deck positioning for a new view each day. By the time the coffee was ready the sun offered enough light to consider making a drawing. The plein air experience created a whole new set of marks and approach that I hadn’t tried before. It yielded different shapes and textures. It was a fabulous experience to make drawings outside. Much has to be considered to create a workspace that allows for spontaneity and order. The image above is a typical set up for the nearly two dozen drawings I was able to make.