Daily sketches in pen and ink
I have always really enjoyed sketching but wanted to explore a looser style and commit to a daily practice. When I found this gorgeous hand made sketchbook at Fairweather gallery in Seaside I knew exactly how I was going to use it. I divided the whole sketchbook into 5 day increments, and try to sketch daily. My sketches are 5-10 minutes long using a loose, gestural line. Part of the fun is trying to find different plants every day. There is so much floristic diversity around us, that it is not as hard as it sounds. I collect small samples of plants from my yard or from my walks, and enjoy capturing their beauty every day. The sketchbook is small, about 5" by 5", and very easy to hike with. The paper is rough, almost cold press watercolor which is not typically recommended for pen and ink, but it works for the looser style. Sketching daily and adding plants is also a good exercise in creating different compositions and movements.
Educator, artist, forager