I'm going to bring this series to a close as I'm anxious to get on with some other matters, the production and publication of yet another art book, and some sketching out and about now that we're enjoying a bit of good weather. I'm going to close with a few more sketches not necessarily in page order, that tend to reveal my personal development over the years.
I should also point out that this particular sketchbook gets dragged out from time to time to accompany me on my travels as, although close to full, it still has a few empty pages. I have a habit of doing this, purchasing and starting a new sketchbook before the last one is finished. Size and format have a lot to do with the fact that I tend to move on before finishing all the pages. It's the same with loose paper, I'm constantly changing for effect. I seem to always be experimenting.
|Page 41. (1994) While wandering through the Copeland Forest I came across a fallen tree and thinking of a possible source for a painting I scribbled a few lines|
|Page 45. (1994) One of wanderings in Horseshoe Valley during my lunchtime brought me to the top of the Valley. Note that I've scribbled using a lot of different lines of varying strength in order to emphasize different areas.|
|Page 49. (1995) I was employed, if you'd call it that, as artist in residence at a resort in Muskoka District, Ontario, one weekend. My renumeration consisted of room and board, and an opportunity to sell my work. Tough life that of an artist.|
Page 61. (2000) My first ebook was a guide to Algonquin Provincial Park, something that required me to travel around the entirety of the park and produce literally hundreds of sketches and paintings.
Page 63. We continue to haunt Algonquin Provincial Park and on each visit I make a few sketches.
Page 64. (2013) You'll notice that over the years I've changed my style of sketching/drawing.
Page 65. We were driving on Hwy 60 and passed by the Tea Lake campground affording a peekaboo look from the beach area out onto the lake.