Sometimes you don’t have to go far to find inspiration. I was looking at a map of my county, and saw a road that I had never traveled…I thought, “hmm…I am going to take my ipad and see if there is anything on that road worth sketching”
It turned out to be an adventure…complete with a flat tire!
I love railroad tracks and winding roads…
I love how the hills roll in this part of the country, and you can see barns for miles.
I stumbled into an amazing old house beside a creek.
Here’s a simpler version of the same scene…not sure which I like better, but it started raining while I was sketching.
In Kentucky, weather is a big thing because it is so dynamic…it’s not unusual to have storms and rainbows at the same time.
Last one…a long view with a raincloud and sunburst at the same time. I don’t think I have ever painted rainclouds before, but they might be my new favorite thing.
So, that’s just a few iPad sketches from just one little segment of the road. It is one of the most beautiful roads I have ever traveled, and less than 5 miles from my house. There is a second part of the road, maybe even prettier than the first…I’ll go back soon.
I am going to paint (yes paint!!!) some of these scenes. Do you have a favorite sketch?