Channel Islands Sketches, Part 4

This is the last post in the series of posts from the Channel Islands.

An evening sketch of Anacapa Island at sunset. And as the colors deepened, I did a little ‘color-strip’ of the changing colors.

The next morning, we woke up to fog. Our first foggy day and the whole color palette on the islands changed. As the boat sailed I kept capturing little impressions of how the top of the islands disappeared into the fog.
If you look closely at the four pieces above, you’ll see my favorite part of it: the little specks of white created by the spray and mist. I love that about working on location, the bits you could never plan for are sometimes the best parts.

This strange little building, circa 1887 is a double warehouse that belonged to a ranch.
A view of the colorful rocks, the ocean and the land beyond.
And a single vertical sketch in my book of a tree that caught my eye.

And one last sketch, from the island, looking past interesting bushes and scrub at our boat out at sea.

My memories of this amazing trip will always be tied to the tragedy that followed.
But I’m hoping these sketches can hold their own for a beautiful place and a wonderful three days  shared with so many people. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This piece is the fourth in a series of posts on the Channel Islands. You can find the rest of them here:
Channel Islands Part 1

Channel Islands Part 2
Channel Islands Part 3

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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8 Responses to Channel Islands Sketches, Part 4

  1. Chris Grable says:

    Thank you for sharing your trip. I enjoyed all of your sketches and reflections and the sessions you held in Santa Cruz when we were at Gay’s home. Capturing the memory brings the sketches to life.


  2. miatagrrl says:

    This series must have been really hard to write… and seeing the sketches now must be hard, too. Thank you for sharing.


  3. Helen says:

    I love these Channel Island Sketches. They make me want to visit the islands.
    Wonderful watercolor.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Really nice drawings, I really like your islands.

    Liked by 1 person

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