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Intimate Landscapes

MAY 28, 2013
a mirror-like vernal pool near Lake Waban on the Wellesley College campus
One crow in a leafless tree upriver
Two mallard ducks. So far, no families yet.
The island and the bridge. The Charles River flows downstream to Boston Harbor.
The Bridge
The Island below the dam
Two flycatchers
Great Blue Heron
Yellow Irises
Most days of the week, I try to get in an hour or so of drawing the landscapes near my home. Often, I end up at a dam site on the Charles River. It's a good place to listen to the white noise, have a cup of coffee and observe the march of the seasons. The images here were done between April 10th - May 25th. I do them in a letter-sized black book with charcoal or colored pencil. I mix it up to keep myself interested in making art.
I like that I'm done in 30-60 minutes. I've thought about starting some paintings but I don't think I'm ready for that kind of commitment. But, I'll have to shake things up at some point to see what this impulse is really made of.
I have a separate blog devoted to these drawings if you want to go a little deeper: ROBSERVATIONS.
Topical: sketchbooks