Saturday, March 28, 2009
Alex has been skiing a lot lately. We are so lucky to live in Camden where we are right on the ocean but also have a place to ski just 2 miles from our house. The lodge at the Snow Bowl is an A frame building with a wall of glass facing the ski slopes. These are the only windows in the building so it makes for a very dark interior and a very bright exterior which is what I was trying to capture in the top sketch. Today was he last day of skiing for the year.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Getting toward the end of the Thailand sketches - finally! It was a great trip and I hope you enjoyed the sketches...
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
The first day of Trekking ended here in the small village of Balo on the side of a moutain (about 30 houses). This was our hut for the night. There were 18 of us on the floor of this hut which also served as our dining room and kitchen. I imagine that it served many functions for the village - town meeting hall, guest house, public square, community dining hall.
I sketched this before it got dark and then colored it in the morning before we left. The children in the village found us interesting and played in the open area in front of the hut. Bonnie handed out Canadian stickers, they played guns, train, and they also found my sketching interesting. Because it was my first time sketching in front of the group I was a bit self conscious but everyone really liked it I think. The first time sketching in front of others is the most difficult but then you become "that guy that sketches". Not such a bad way of being thought about...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
here on their website and, with some minor variations, we pretty much followed this itinerary. Airports are great places to sketch - lots of subject matter and wait time. The plane ride there involved three legs. Portland to Newark, Newark to Tokyo, and finally Tokyo to Bangkok. About 27 hours of travel time. I had to blur out some phone #'s and calling card codes to protect the innocent.