Art by Jeff Knecht

Busse Woods Boat Launch

09 Feb 2009

I’ve been carrying my sketchbook back and forth to work every day for the past few months. I wake up in the morning, get ready for work, and dutifully drop the sketchbook and pencil bag into my laptop case; then off to work I go. I’ve purposely avoided setting any goals like, “I’m going to draw at lunch today,” or “I’m going to stop somewhere on the way to work and sketch the people going by.” Instead, I just wanted to have my sketchbook with me; you know, just in case I get the urge.

Well, today I got the urge.

So, on my way back to the office after lunch, I stopped by a forest preserve along my route. I drove a long way around the lake looking for something nice to look at. Finally, I got to the boat launch and thought, “that’ll do.”

I was only able to spend about 15 minutes on this. Overall, I’m fairly pleased with the outcome (except for the apparent halo around the signpost; but that could be fixed quite easily).