Took my PaintCycle for another spin this morning and sketched a Live Oak that has intrigued me for years. Finally down on paper!!
It was sunny when I started out a little after 9 a.m., and the angle of the winter sun was perfect for seeing all the nooks and crannies this tree possesses. This is the first sketch in an 8.5 x 11 Stillman and Birn Alpha hardbound journal. It straddles my bike basket perfectly :)
The tide was coming in. A flock of small shorebirds was active in the marsh. I love how they fly in unison. I need to remember to pack my binoculars!!
Other birds of note: Osprey, Wood Stork, Hooded Merganzer, Snowy Egret, Red-shouldered Hawk and American Crows. A good way to start the day and New Year :)
Wishing you, my readers, a happy, healthy and blessed New Year!