Kneaded gum erasers make life better. They do.
The more I looked at it, the more misgivings I had about this drawing. The hatching was too disconnected from the form, forced and poorly integrated. Having reworked it several times, I’ve decided to move on. Kneaded gum eraser, thanks.
A 15 inch square sketch, possibly a study for a painting:
I’ve recently returned from my annual fall pilgrimage to Grand Manan Island. The shoreline is amazing, the hiking is wonderful and uncrowded. I look forward to working up the ideas that I collected while up there into paintings.