Monday, June 30, 2008

Plein air sketching in Minnesota


While in Minnesota I took a walk to a favorite marsh and painted it. Last time I was here it was frozen solid. There was a family of wood ducks in the middle and they would not venture very close to where I was. They are so skittish but can actually die of fright in captivity. Poor things.


This is an ink drawing of the same marsh but from a different angle. I wanted to see if I could describe all the different foliage and textures with just line. It was exhausting and invigorating at the same time.

7 comments:

Anetka said...

great work on greens in plen air sketches in Minnesota:)

I also like your Italy sketches:)
thank you for sharing:)

SideShowMom said...

Wonderful job!! The textures of the folliage come across really well in your ink line!

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

These are lovely, Linda! I like both the color and the line...delicious! (Are you a member of my Painting Plein Aire group on Flickr yet? You're welcome to join us.

lyn said...

I grew up in Minnesota, the lush varity of greens you've captured well. Very nice line quality in your sketches. Thanks for your comment on the horses eye on my blog. Continued success

SCquiltaddict said...

this is lovely....

Don McNulty said...

Love these sketches, especially the Italy ones. Thanks, Don

Rita said...

I am a Minnesotan born and raised--despite the fact I moved across the Red River into North Dakota about three years ago--don't hold that against me--hehe! I admire your ability to do actual sketching and painting outdoors. Beautiful work! :)