Oh my goodness. It’s been ten days since I’ve posted. I’m running as fast as I can but it just isn’t fast enough. I’ve done some more extreme sketching, went to a gathering at the Morrin Center in Quebec City, my daughter came home for “reading week” and we just got back from Montreal where I got to spend the day with Marc Taro Holmes. I’ll try to get blog posts written on all these things in the next couple days, but today I want to show you a couple more sketches that I did when several of us went back to the Quebec hunting and fishing museum.
I was struck by this duck because I had never seen one before and I didn’t know what it was. There was no label on it. I drew it because of its atypical orientation but it wasn’t until I got home and talked with Mr. Google that I found out that this is a a Eurasian duck called the Ruddy Shelduck and that it’s very common in India.
With so many beautiful animal subjects at the museum it’s easy to ignore the multitude of antique and modern fishing and hunting equipment on display. But on this day I was struck by a long row of antique fishing bobbers, or floats if you prefer that term. While they did have an example of modern, red/white plastic bobbers, most of them were very old, wooden bobbers. Rather than drawing them in a row, I created this composition and liked the result. Hope you do too.