Thursday, June 11, 2015

Vashon Island to Fort Flagler - A Travel Journal Sketching Adventure

The journey from Vashon of course begins with a boat ride. First sketch Tuesday morning on the ferry sketching from the upper deck Commencement Bay and Mount Rainier. Destination is Fort Flagler for two days of camping, sketching, kayaking and exploring. Second sketch of Mount Baker from the beach in front of our camp site. Later a quick sketch of the Navy's Ordnance Depot on Indian Island. Next morning a fresh perspective of the Depot from my kayak and an opportunity to add some color. Dipping my pencils into the salt water seemed the perfect method. Thursday morning a walk out onto the sand spit provided a new and closer view of what I had sketched the day before. Again watercolor pencils served my needs to capture color on the run. Once again I am reminded of just how fortunate we are to live in the Pacific Northwest with all this natural beauty at our finger tips.

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