Sunday, May 5, 2013

A day trip to Cape Cod

A couple of quick sketches - Click image for larger view
Today Carol and I just took a drive..since we can't play with the boat. We drove out to the cape, stopping in Onset (I think) for a great breakfast at a place called the Breakfast Nook. Good food and good service at a good price. It was a leisurely morning drive and we stopped here and there checking things out.  I tried to get some sketching in as well. While I was sketching the dunes in the picture above a gentleman from Germany stopped and chatted for a while and then retrieved his sketchbook from his car. His wife then came by and we had a good chat about sketching. The apparently travel quite a lot and he had sketches from many countries.

The Christmas Tree Shop - Carol's favorite - Click image for larger view
Of course when you are traveling with carol it is a physical impossibility to pass a Christmas Tree Shop and the one in Sagamore is like honey to a bee. So while Carol went to find treasures I sat in the parking lot and came up with this sketch. It was interesting to do a spread across two different colors of paper. Originally I was just going to do an ink drawing but decided to add the color - undecided if it helped. . .
Mmmm Ice Cream - Click image for larger view
We then stopped at a clam shack along the Cape Cod Canal and had ice cream. I had  chocolate in a cone and carol had a hot fudge sundae with nuts and coffee ice cream. Their signs, and there were many, were all home made, and as a former sign painter I found them quite amusing.

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