Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, and back…

From the porch of the Grand Teton Lodge. Doesn’t get more classic than that.grand_teton_mountain2

My favorite peak of the range? Grand Teton Peak, not the tallest of them, but the most ragged and distinctive one.  A rare only-watercolor-no-line sketch for me.
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Okay, maybe not so rare: I have one more from the trip: Hidden Falls, sketched on a hike. I do like working like this. It’s a little more abstract, I work slower, look more carefully at light and shade…and I like that it does to the whites.

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We spent a couple of days in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After a few days of hikes and wildlife, we’re doing touristy stuff like watching the nightly reenactment of a shootout in the town square, and going to the rodeo. The rodeo was probably the hardest place to sketch at. The action happens way too fast. I found it really, really hard to capture that (to steal a phrase from Cartier-Bresson) ‘decisive moment’, eve when I was drawing tiny little blind-sketches.

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It was much easier to draw the bucking horse and cowboy on the Cowboy Bar sign in downtown Jackson Hole.

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The elk and moose antler gate, Jackson Hole downtown.
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Headed back. Always hard for me to sketch on the way home. Every vacation feels too short.
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Lots more sketches, from my trip, in this flickr set.

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About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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2 Responses to Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, and back…

  1. Your rodeo ones ARE very dynamic, though–you can see the action! Nice sketches.

  2. I am just amazed by your talent!

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