Tree Scape Study
Pen and Ink on acid free paper, 8x9
I am involved in a 'Plein Air' sketching class for two Saturdays. This past Saturday we went to John Janzen Nature Centre plus Fort Edmonton Park to sketch. I love the sights, sounds and smells of historic Fort Edmonton, it is always a treat to see the volunteers dressed in period costume, re-enacting daily life at one of the first fur trading forts.
Next week we are off to Elk Island Park where the buffalo roam free... yikes! I have been there cross- country skiing in the winter, and we have come across a few buffalo standing near the trail... you let them decide who goes first on the trail! Even as you drive into or out of the park a herd of them may be meandering along the road ahead of your car... again no contest about who gets to cross where... they 'always' get first choice!
I will take my camera along to snap some good close up photos of their massive shaggy fur covered bodies for future paintings, and drawings. Even though we plan on sketching rocks and trees along the lakeshore we may come across a few wild animals who may stand still long enough for a quick sketch...
Needless to say it will be an adventure!
Pen and Ink, 8x9 on acid free paper.