I have recently left the cold winter snows behind and started a Florida vacation. Of course, that means plenty of time for sketching! Here are a few sketches I did the last few days….
This first sketch was done on the airplane. I observed people sitting around me and used pen and watercolor to catch quick sketches. As the flight to Atlanta got underway, I observed a family with small children that I had seen at the gate. The father was holding a little baby in his lap, trying to rock him to sleep as he fussed and cried. Finally, the child dozed off and the father watched a movie on the TV screen in his seat. The other sketches were of a man with a beard who snoozed and woke up when the food cart came down the aisle.
The second sketch was done in front of the condo, on the beach in front of me. I had seen a white pickup truck earlier in the morning come along and unload large blue cabanas and lounges. For $30 a day you could lounge in style! I stayed on my flimsy lounge with my beach towel but enjoyed watching the sun worshippers and a few people playing bocce ball.
Finally, I sketched some people sitting under a Tiki-type umbrella. The gray dried palm fronds rustled in the cool wind and despite the sun and 75 degrees, it was a little chilly. But people enjoyed the sun and sand anyway! The clear white paper down the middle of the paper is not a divider, but the pole of the Tiki umbrella at my table. I was facing towards it.
I will continue to sketch new and interesting subjects while on my vacation, so be sure to stop back to my blog soon to see what I have been up to!