Sketchbook Project – Frozen Lake and River’s Edge

Frozen Lake and River's EdgePages One & Two:

This year’s early extended freeze provided some great textures to inspire me for The Sketchbook Project. I had already decided to do something atmospheric about the river and forest around me. As I began to take walks to connect creatively with my environment, I was taken by all the the different and rich textures of the moss and branches, the water and stone, ice and frost. I found myself gathering the feelings literally and internally.

I couldn’t portray many of them better than the photos I took, so I decided to print images on matte everyday paper that would have a quality more like renderings than typical photos, and I gave my inner interpretation using color scratchboards which I sketched on using the bark that wrapped a small stick as a stylus.

I hope you enjoy my sketchbook pages over the next couple weeks. There are lots of pages to come…



About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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