Today was the date of the World Wide Sketchcrawl which I usually take part in. However I was up in Maine since Tuesday and was driving home today. I knew I would be behind the wheel all day, so when I went out for my walk this morning in Damariscotta I took along some postcard sized paper and my pens. (I forgot my wc palette...would you believe it!) I had my Lamy pen filled with a nice brown ink that bleeds very nicely so I did these that way to get a watery effect.
First I sketched by the waterfront behind some of the shops in town where I was attacked by gnats while I very quickly worked on this.
Then I did a sketch of Pine Tree Yarns on Main Street.
Then I walked up Glidden Street on the Newcastle side of the bridge.
This big tree caught my attention.
Then it was back to my sister's house for a shower, breakfast, and packing for the trip home.
I did have a nice time, and got to spend some quality time with family, especially my niece, Kathleen who lives and works as a dancer in Australia now and hasn't been home in 2 years. She took the trip back in the car with me so she can visit some college friends in NY before she flies home this week.
Here is a photo of Kathleen with our lunch at Bob's Clam Shack in Kittery, Maine on the way home.