Daytrip to Yosemite

After more than 90 days at home, we got out, and drove 4.5 hours to Yosemite National Park for the day. Yosemite just opened up and issues day passes so they can limit how many visitors they have everyday.

Here are some sketches from when the car stopped for construction or to pick up lunch on the way.

El Capitan, and the always-present line of cars stopped to take in the view.
Lower Yosemite Falls.

When you drive that much in a day, and drive back, all you have time for is a couple of short hikes, lunch and quick sketches. Still, it was really amazing to be in Yosemite, even for a very short time.


And just that day, while I was away trying to capture waterfalls in quick sketches, look what arrived in my inbox: a new course from Shari Blaukopf on sketching and painting water in all it’s forms.

I just finished watching it and I love that she breaks water down into painting techniques that you can use to see and capture all sorts of water effects and reflections. I guess I am just going to have to Yosemite and paint those waterfalls again this summer.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Daytrip to Yosemite

  1. Kirk says:

    Liked the two Yosemite pictures.

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  2. Kate Burroughs says:

    One of my favorite places. We went to Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp for 19 years and hiked many places inside the park (before it burned to the ground in the Rim Fire in 2013). I would love to go again. Beautiful sketches.

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  3. Flory says:

    Thank you so much for taking me to Yosemite, Suhita! I have been longing to be there and was dreaming of a woodland trail just this morning. Then I found your beautiful, evocative sketches and read the story of your day trip. Ahhh!

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  4. audrie says:

    what materials do you use? is it watercolor? whatever it is- i love it and your art with it is incredible!

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