Oak Hill Bluff, Acadia. Work continues…

Oak Hill Bluff, Grap[hoite on Canson board, 15 x 15 inches

Oak Hill Bluff, Graphite on Canson board, 15 x 15 inches

As the tide swings around I have to switch back to my high-tide-morning drawing site. It was a beautiful, foggy morning.

Spruce pencil drawing, continued…

From right to left, chronologically.

From right to left, chronologically.

I’ve worked more on this drawing and brought out new things. I am unsure, though that the new qualities did not come at the expense of certain characteristics that I enjoyed in the initial session’s work.

Oak Hill Bluff, Acadia. Work in progress…

Oak Hill Bluff, 15 x 15" graphite and chalk on toned board

Oak Hill Bluff, 15 x 15″ graphite and chalk on toned board

A square composition of Oak Hill Bluff seen at high tide from further out on Great Head, work in progress…

I had a small breakthrough in understanding how to describe the contours of the upper edge of the landmass. It stays exciting.

Standing By…

graphite and Conte on Canson board, 15 x 15"

“Standing By”, graphite and Conte on Canson board, 15 x 15″

While up on Grand Manan Island recently, I had some nasty weather. I’d thought ahead and brought along a couple of crow things to work on while waiting for the weather to clear.

Sketching on Grand Manan Island

Self_eel_brook_beachI am recently returned from a trip to Grand Manan. The Island is one of my favorite places to visit and work. The coastline is beautiful and largely accessible by hiking trails. It’s not crowded. My summer was very busy. I opened two exhibitions in August, began a studio construction project, gave a couple of talks and suffered from the blur that is August on Mount Desert Island. Grand Manan is a place to regain a sense of equilibrium.