Friday, July 10, 2009

Green Field in Sunlight Virginia

The next day, June 29, I headed west from Strasburg into the hills. Soon I encountered the Woodbine Farm Market, a place so new and fresh that it had not yet attained the weathered and dusty quality which makes country stores so appealing. Yes, nowadays even farm markets and country stores have nicely designed Websites. I sketched this view of the field, trees, and hills across from the Woodbine Market while sitting on the tailgate of my car. Throughout my trip sketches you will find me struggling to perfectly render the colors I see in landscape and building, using colored pencils. There are fields that are really this green, under a sky really this clear, with real hills this blue in the distance.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

I can't do that, make a quick sketch with little detail and have it not look like a scibble or blob. You are good.