When we were in Newfoundland we hiked in Terra Nova National Park by the ocean. One afternoon and the following day, we went to Buckley Cove. I carried a sketch book and pens with me during our trip and sat on a rock to draw part of the cove. When faced with such beauty, I found myself recording feeling and the movement of the rocks, trees and water rather than looking for exact representation. In this way, I was able to be with the place and feel the land and ocean. I began by quickly drawing the sweeping line of the cove and continued from there. That way I was not overwhelmed into inaction by the strength of the scene. Here’s a photo of the cove and the line drawing I did.
And, here’s a scene I found touching this week while walking down an alley back in Toronto. It seemed to me that whoever planted these flowers in the midst of concrete did an act of love.
11 thoughts on “Terra Nova, Drawing and a Surprise in an Alley”
So happy to see you exploring the diversity of my beautiful country. Newfoundland is indeed a very special place. Happy trails 🙂 Harlon
Thanks so much. Newfoundland is so beautiful sometimes we could hardly believe what we were in the midst of.
What a beautiful place. Love the drawing, so expressive
Really beautiful, looks like Finland a bit
Yes, it is very beautiful and, from what you say, so must be Finland.
The beaches are be even more blockier, stonier, massive.
But I would really like to go to Neufundland as well! Huge fan of all Nordic, as you may well have noticed on by website…
I hope you will go some day!