On the Homestead Trail at Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island National Park by Sarah Sullivan

On the Homestead Trail at Prince Edward Island National Park

The rain stopped, the sun came out, the temperature warmed and we spent the afternoon biking on the Homestead Trail at Prince Edward Island National Park. It was incredibly beautiful. 

I did something new today. I began with a pastel sketch as usual but when I got to adding the color I paid little attention to the lines I had just made. In fact I pretty much ignored them. Instead I drew with my paintbrush, making changes to the sketch as I painted. I painted outside the lines, over lines and in the lines. And I left more of the pastel showing than I normally do. I think that making the under-sketch helped me understand and organize what was important. However, by ignoring the under-sketch while I painted, my eyes and attention stayed strongly on the scene and I was better able to show what I felt.  I like the energy of this sketch. 

This is a pastel and gouache sketch on both sides of a 5 X 8 black Moleskine sketchbook with black paper. 

About Sarah Sullivan

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2 Responses to On the Homestead Trail at Prince Edward Island National Park

  1. sheila greer says:

    LOVE THIS!!! Very effective technique, Sarah. One FEELS the enormity of this beautiful place.

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  2. Beverly Barrett says:

    This is perfect!

    Sent from my iPhone

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