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Monday, August 29, 2005

Fishing Trip - We're Back!


We're back from our fishing trip in the woods of north - eastern Ontario. This has been an amazing and wonderful week! After flying to International Falls, Minnesota on Thursday, we spent Friday driving to Woman River Fly In Camp in Ear Falls, Ontario. Saturday morning we were flown into the wilderness in a little plane that landed on the lake and dropped us off at a cabin, leaving us with no electricity, phone, TV, radio, or other such annoyances until we were picked up a week later.



The days were spent fishing, and I figured out pretty quickly that you just can't manage a fishing rod, a rocking boat, gusty winds, and a sketchbook all at the same time. Well, at least not successfully. I tried to take a little bit of time every day, though, to draw something from the cabin. The little rocky point (above) was one of my favorite morning views, as were the boats by the docks. . .


We had propane for lights at night and for hot water, and a solar powered pump that brought water into the cabin from the lake. The one thing we did not have was indoor plumbing. . .

The OTHER little house in the big woods. (The outhouse, also known as The Waldorf...) Can I let this count as the EDM weekly challenge for "architecture"?

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22 comments:

pedalpower said...

These are lovely sketches--really gives the feeling of the place. What a wonderful time you must have had!

wolfwoman said...

Now that's what I call an adventure vacation! Your sketches and watercolors are really nice - should be a wonderful reminder of your week in the wild.

vfm4 said...

those drawings are great! i truely envy you for being able to draw outside...

the boatdrawing is my favorite.. :)

Nita said...

What a nice sketch crawl! The flow of the w/c is delightful.

mary said...

i really love your watercolors! all of them are equally great. and of course the "little house" counts as architecture!

Laura said...

I'm thrilled you're back! And I'm thrilled you had a good time! And may I repeat myself and say I'm thrilled to see these sketches, especially the little boats one? You did good, Ms. Linda ;D

Anonymous said...

hi
i love the dock and the boats.

really great work & i hope you enjoyed the north woods!

-patty

Teri C said...

Really beautiful. You have totally captured the north woods.

Teri

Karen Winters said...

Gorgeous landscapes - I love that wet in wet look and the texture of the foliage and rocks really sets the scenes. What a fabulous sketchcrawl

evy said...

I really love the "looseness" of these sketches! They are so beautiful! Very nice ink work, lovely colors. Well done!

KathyJ IN Md. said...

Your ART is beautiful! I love the colors and how they flow together. So how many fish did you catch?

Linda said...

Thank you ALL for the comments! It was a great adventure vacation, one that I'd recommend to anyone who loves the outdoors. I think it is funny that the boat and dock sketch is everybody's favorite; I didn't care too much for it at first, and it took a couple of days to grow on me. I'm working on doing some more "serious" drawings of the area -- the north woods lake shore is so intricate and beautiful that I'm longing to try a very detailed pen and ink drawing (with lots of black areas) and then working in colored pencil over that. We'll see!

And, Kathy, as far as how many fish we caught ... let me just say that if you didn't catch a fish within 10 - 15 minutes, you were in a bad spot. DH and I aren't the great fisherpeople that my parents are, so we only averaged 25-30 fish a day (we only keep one each ... we fish on a conservation license); my dad refuses to count his fish, saying that he doesn't like to introduce an element of competition into the whole thing, but he did count one day for me and said it was a bad day at 45 fish. GREAT sports fishing!

ROR said...

Beautiful! Wow you have such an eye for detail and to be able to transfer it all with such accuracy...Awesome! Glad I found your Blog. Love the boats and dock......

Chuck Rose said...

Someone's been practicing! Please don't take this in a negative way, but you have really improved over the last few months. And funny that we are both posting water and trees at the same time.

Way to go.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Wow-- lovely... I like the Tomato, too. Hope you got home before the rains came.

Linda said...

Chuck -- I don't take that negatively at all, especially coming from you! Thank you!
:-)

Terri said...

These are gorgeous Linda! Looks like a beautiful place. I especially like the drawing/painting of the Waldorf. :o) What a picturesque place to spend a little time. :o)

Karen said...

I love these, especially the view from the picnic table - I can just imagine being there myself. By chance is there a little stacked rock marker on that point (my just be my imagination)

Amanda said...

Gorgeous work. I love all of these.

Jim said...

Lovely work. I admire artists who have the patience to put in the details and you are someone I definitely admire.

janey said...

Lovely sketches. My favorite are the boats.

Cin said...

lovely lovely series of sketches!