It was cloudy cool and windy out there this morning. I took my sketchbook, charcoal and a water bottle over to First Landing State Park. The sand wasn’t blowing because it’s wet. I sat on a ruined sand castle and was all set to sketch a flock of sea gulls but some other people flushed them up and they kind of hovered in the wind, which was real pretty. In the future I’d like to do bird sketches.
Every time I go out to walk I’m looking for inspiration. It’s easy to find and I always get a lot of ideas for future projects.
The water was choppy. Some guys were kite surfing.
Other than that, the only interesting subjects were a few washed up Horse Shoe Crabs. You can actually make a Horse Shoe crab look respectable with art, dignified even.
I’ll try for a sketch again tomorrow. That’s how it goes when you try to draw and paint in plein air.