oak glade

I slipped into a part of the State Park I hadn’t visited before, and followed a deer trail under overhanging boughs, to discover this secluded open glade within a circle of coast live oaks. I lay down on the thick bedding of dry, prickly leaves, my sketching bag as a pillow, and watched the dappled light dance above me.

For a few minutes, I stopped thinking about what the US Supreme Court did yesterday. I just breathed.

trees with tj

Watched a quick demo by TJ Marston yesterday and tried to follow along. I struggle with painting trees so was glad for her tips. She says that viewing landscape through the design lens of a landscape architect can improve one’s sketching; an intriguing idea. I might have to take her 90 minute class next month to find out more.