Reflecting on reflections

Our local sketching group headed to The Grotto last Saturday. This is a local landmark and green space with a narrow waterway around the perimeter. I was attracted by the water and the reflections, but underestimated the difficulty in capturing it. Regardless, it was a beautiful day in the delightful company of enthusiastic sketchers.


On a recent getaway to a southern Ontario campground there was plenty of subject matter to sketch. But, in the end I was drawn to this, the remnants after the pickles had all been eaten.

Pencil in hand

Drawing skills get rusty easily. I found some motivation to get drawing again with just pencil (made me really appreciate how quick it is to get shadows and volume in watercolour). After a few days of drawing I could feel the knack coming back.