Breath of Salt Air “Beach Sketching” April 18, 2017

Sketch Ocean Road

Sketch Ocean Road Right


Ocean Rd Left

Ocean Road Left

Getting down to the ocean with my sketchpad makes me feel free and easy. I shift from my usual random thoughts to focus only on analyzing what I see and translating it into line.

Sometimes I forget how much I love drawing.  I especially love to quickly capture the rhythm of a place without being too fussy.

Drawing is a meditation, a sprint and a conversation in another language all happening simultaneously.  Through line I get to know just how the grass bends in the breeze.  I can sense the weight of a wave descending as it curls.

Drawing helps me experience the wonder of the natural world.   I let genuine awe sink in and then have a recording (the drawing) to remind me.