Evening Drawing, near Great Head, Mount Desert Island

Evening near Great Head, 12 x 18 inches, pencil and chalk, work in progress

I’ve been catching a few sessions after dinner lately. The light is spooky and wonderful. It’s really a great time to be out working, quiet and very interesting. I’d like to see some paintings come out of these twilight sessions although the logistics are a bit daunting.

Above Frenchman Bay, Final

Above Frenchman Bay, pencil, charcoal and chalk, 12 x 18 inches.

This drawing, done out on site was a very engaging bit of work. I have always enjoyed this rock and the way that it sits on the crest of the hill overlooking the bay.

Above Frenchman Bay, Pencil, day 1

Above Frenchman Bay, pencil, 12 x 18 inches, work in progress

As the summer season in Bar Harbor shifts into overdrive, I visit some less well-traveled spots.

This is from my initial session on a new drawing. I’ve been thinking about the initial stage of the drawing and the way that the piece is anchored on the page and how that process can flow smoothly into a well knit drawing. More on that, later.

Update: Hunter’s Cliff, Day 2

Hunter's Cliff, pencil and Conté on board, 18 x 12 inches

Although this is one of my favorite places to paint in Acadia National park, getting to this particular vantage point can be dicey. If the tide is not dead low, or if the weather is cool and damp, the seaweed covered rocks that surround my painting spot are treacherous. In fact, last fall I painted up there and swore, “never again”.

Hunter’s Cliff drawing, day one

Pencil and Conte on board

Here’s a detail from the fist day’s work on a new drawing. Unfortunately my camera is now refusing to do anything more than turn on and display text. It’s new camera time.