Taking my daughter C to check out graduate programs at the Monterey Institute last week was a wonderful thing to have done. Having extended one -on- one time with her was such a gift and, of course, being in that gorgeous part of the world again was balm to my artist's soul. For this seeker of watery places, it was a bonanza. I devoted most of my time to C, but I was able to make a few sketches, and make studies and take photos for later paintings! I could ecstatically and most profitably take root in Monterey for a month or more, just to paint.
You can see that I had time to focus on sketching en route. I didn't know how much time I'd have for it once we got to Monterey, so I took advantage of captive models as I traveled.
There was no dearth of rocks and water to focus on, of course, it being the coast of California and all. I have more watery sketches to share, so come back, won't you?