Posted By Art Baxter

janes_island-2

Here's another drawing from the Janes Island State Park trip. There weren't all that many of them considering we were only gone two days! Our trip was cut short by a projected three days of rain courtesy of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Kyle which reached the southern end of Maryland early on Thursday morning. We had intended to spend some time at Assateague Island National Seashore and Ocean City, Maryland before heading home but it was not to be.

This drawing was done between 11:00 PM and Midnight on Wednesday. I had gone outside to the screened in porch for a breath of fresh air when I noticed the trees between the cabin and the canal were being illuminated in an eerie way by the blue-white halogen light from the cabin next door. It was a drag to draw so late at night but I was going to kick myself if I didn't get it right then and there. I had let other similar sights go undrawn in the past and regretted it. I got my drawing stuff and a flashlight and went back out on the porch, sat on top of the picnic table and drew.  I'm positioned only about five feet away from where I was sitting for the first drawings. These trees are slightly to the left of those trees.

I'm really glad I did it. It only took a half hour or so. I drew with the usual suspects of fountain pen, brush pen and color pencil. Through the magic of Photoshop I put some flat color behind the drawing to capture the mood of the scene as I remember it. You can see the drawing bigger here and the unPhotoshopped version here. The original is 11" x 14." I may post yet one more nocturnal drawing from the trip.


 
2 Comment(s):
sammy said...
your almost felon friend said... hey carol, what's cooking??? art, as usual, great work of art...they almost look alive, the next frame would be their eyes and their branches raising, then a root would raise out of the water... happy anniversary u two love birds!!! one question-was that u asking our lovely, ever so smart swimsuit wearing vp in the cheesesteak shop about paki?
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 01:28:57 AM
 
your lovely sister said...
Beautiful! Keep them coming!
Monday, September 29, 2008 05:04:47 PM
 
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