Monday, August 06, 2012

Two Drawings From Cape Cod

Katherine Kean, Cape Cod, Chatham Beach, drawing, graphite, clouds, atmosphere, mood
Cape Cod, Chatham Beach sketch Katherine Kean
Here are a couple of drawings inspired by a recent trip to Cape Cod. The sky was very hazy and soft, but through the haze I could barely make out massive cloud shapes. There is something about the soft shapes and scant beach grasses and the people looking so tiny in the distance that I like to paint.

Katherine Kean, Cape Cod, Chatham Beach, drawing, graphite, clouds, atmosphere, mood
Cape Cod, Chatham Beach sketch Katherine Kean
I was not imagining the clouds. Later on a thunderstorm blew in. Everything darkened and then it poured. The temperature up until then had been in the 90s and it dropped about 30 degrees. Ah, thank you rain!

8 comments:

Kathryn Hansen said...

i love your sketches Katherine! very moody...almost looks like they are created on vellum, but it must be your technique!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Kathryn! These are on Aquabee sketch paper. In this case I think it's the photography that makes that vellum look. There wasn't much light and my lines are light, all of it adds to the grayness.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Love the drawings Katherine! How lovely to be at Cape Cod!

Pujdak said...

Katherine

One artist to another - you should do more sketches a series if you will and exhibit - they are extremely good - I like them and the feel they give - the density in the stroke ect..do more please

Nick

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Lynne - it was lovely!

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Nick.

I know there'll be more. If I ever show them, I'll be sure to let you know. Thanks for your vote of confidence!

Jean Spitzer said...

Beautiful, evocative drawings.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Jean.