August 24, 2012

Sketch Diary of The Maritimes

Hello from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The weather has been awesome-great for sketching and painting outdoors. On my journey to sketch my surroundings, using only an ink pen and a sketchpad, this form of drawing has been more of an artistic diary of things that interest me of the maritimes landscape. Here are the first round of sketches. They're all gestural and drawn on-the-fly.

This sketchpad is durable and the paper holds the ink well without smudging. 

Harbour in Montmagny, Que overlooking the St.Lawrence. 

Cape Breton Highlands viewed from the Cabot Trail.

 Water studies by the beach.

 Cape Breton coastline viewed from the Cabot Trail.

 Drew several fishing boats and piers. This is only a few.