The tide was wrong today but what I really needed to address forms that sit above the water line so I headed out to the Park. I was only able to work for an hour before the wind picked up. As the wind took hold, my desire to be out drawing in it diminished.
EDIT: Here’s the current state of this piece: http://wp.me/p2L2l2-pH after the winter weather has passed.
This is the drawing that I’m currently working on during cloudy, high-ish tide, not-too-windy mornings. At 9 AM it was about 29F out there but really quite lovely.
The late November Sand Beach sessions have been very nice. The spooky light, light winds and infrequent visitors have combined to remind me of the charm of this over-used locale.
One more session ought to do it…
Occam’s Razor is a principle stating that among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be selected.
Works great until you pick up a pencil. Then you need occam’s safety razor. which states that “… the one that makes the fewest assumptions, without screwing things up royally, should be selected.
So, I took yesterday’s drawing and pitched it. I began again with greater care and a clearer idea about this particular site was about. So, here we have the preliminary session of a new drawing, done out near the eastern edge of Great Head, Acadia National Park.
Finally, the crowds on the beach have dwindled. I look forward to a long and productive winter. Sadly, it will also be cold and dark. This drawing as are all the ones posted here, is done from direct observation. It was done in 3 working sessions, for a total of about 5 hours. The sessions are short at this particular site. The tide changes the elements continually and the weather has been a bit more fickle as we progress into autumn.