Monday, October 29, 2012

Autumn Sketchbook

Crab apples drip fruit in the fall, which often lasts until winter.  They are a much appreciated splash of color in an otherwise baron late autumn garden, and a welcome feast for hungry birds on a cold winters day.

I saw this crab apple tree in the hospital garden a few weeks ago.  Its visual bounty kept me occupied! I refuse to sketch hospital rooms and busy nurses, these are not the things I like to remember.

Instead I think about the grounds and the gardens, how the sun falls on the crimson leaves outside the window, and the beautiful array of autumn scarves in the lobby gift shop. These are the memories I like to keep.

This page was done in my Stillman & Birn Epsilon Series sketchbook (yum), using Neocolor II water soluble crayons (yum yum), and ink.

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