Pines on a ridge
xpost in Pen and Ink. 9x12, Dip pen on treated 140# Arches Rough WC paper with non-waterproof ink, water washes. Pines on a ridge, though I am not sure which species, but I believe a White Pine.
I have visited this site, and will continue to do so, until I feel I have come away with something that captures the majestic feeling I get when I walk among them. Right now I spend an hour or two sketching the ridge and trying to re-train my eyes to see rhythm and mass and be able to capture what I feel. Im not interested in a slave to the scene approach, but the discipline of capturing what is in front of you is still in the forefront of my mind. I don't consider these final, but sketches that will be developed into other media, including pen and ink as I go along.
Please feel free to comment, I'm looking for things to keep in mind and appreciate any input.