Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sketches


self-portrait -- when it's raining and windy and I have to jump off the boat to tie it to the dock





the black flies that decorate this page were a plague on our sunny day



My sketchbook is filled with words and more than 100 illustrations and still isn't complete. More to come!

6 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

wonderful sketches---especially your self portrait! I will love to see that sketch book and re-live your adventures when you get back. Wow--what beautiful scenery!

SamArtDog said...

Your sketchbook is a trip. Literally. Your natty handwriting is wonderfully legible, your sketches are artful and the content is funnier than you often feel. For instance, the spirit in the eye seems to wear the same shades as the grumpy deck hand, the seals are Animal House frat bros and biting flies are vengefully slammed shut in the book.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Celeste! I am excited to share it with you when I return!

Casey -- thanks for clarifying "ferry" ... you made me laugh!

Sam -- you obviously GET IT! I love that! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Suzanne said...

I like the expression you captured in your self-portrait. You deserve some nice sunshine!
It will be great to see your sketchbook when you return . Are you up to 500 pages yet?!

Carrie H. said...

Hi Katherine, Can't wait to peruse your sketchbooks on your return. Just hoping you guys are having favorable tides and red skies at night.

Nick said...

The self portrait looks like the kind of stuff Starbucks would use to advertise... though probably with a bigger smile and a coffee cup rather than a rain slicker and angry face...