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Spring On The Road


I decided to cross the mountains and visit my sister and a friend who is in the hospital.  The interstate is convenient when you need to get somewhere quickly, but you miss out on experiencing the real landscape of the area. 


After passing through Charleston, WV, I got off the interstate, and took the lesser roads to DC. 


I’m not on any deadline (other than returning home in time for Jeff Hensley’s art show at Artcroft),


so I drove slow through the mountains and Shenendoah Valley, stopping along the way for sketching and taking photographs.


In DC, I visited my friend, a talented artist and playwright who is in the hospital.  While we visited, I had the opportunity to sketch her portrait. thePlaywright      

FYI, I am planning another slow drive home, and will be working along the way.  I have been using my cell phone to upload photos and sketches to my Facebook profile  Add me as a friend if you would like to see the work while I create it.


Sunday, April 5th from 2-6 is Jeff Hensley’s Exhibit at Artcroft.  If you haven’t met Jeff, he is an amazing artist who has been working on a series celebrating Kentucky’s black barns.  You can get more information and a sneak peek of his work at his website:

This is also a rare opportunity to visit Artcroft,  a beautiful farm that offers a residency program for writers and artists.   It is usually closed to the public, in order to give the artists/writers a creative environment.  You can learn more about Artcroft at their website:


1 thought on “Spring On The Road

  1. These photos and sketches are beautiful, Ken! I also take back roads as often as possible
    for sketching. Happy travels to you.

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