Heading East Through the Lagunas

We set out to drive east, this evening, on our way to Kansas City. It was nice to relax in the passenger seat with my sketchbook, after the hustle of packing.

I get a kick out of drawing while driving because it is an exercise in improvisation. You look down at your sketch for a moment, and when you look up, the vista has changed. It is kind of like cooking a favorite recipe while you change your mind about which ingredients to use.

I sketched this as we passed through the Laguna Mountains. There was just a bit of sun on the highest peaks and deep color in the shadows.

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2 Responses to Heading East Through the Lagunas

  1. This is great! I am always drawn towards sketching in the car like this, but I’m not so successful with it. Time to try again, I think. Obviously, mountain scenery does help!


  2. Sonja says:

    Very beautiful and so familiar a scene.


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