Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Walking Errands...

I did about 3.5 miles today walking my errands before I head off to work. I stopped to draw the giant rubber ducky. We have rubber duck race on the river on Father's day to raise money for The Boys and Girls Club. They dump thousands of rubber ducks....and catch them down stream with a net. If your duck wins you could win some pretty big prizes. I don't like this drawing, but the subject matter was one of the ugliest intersections in town. Thank goodness our church built on one of the corners...it helps it look better.

Then I stopped on the deck attached to the suspension bridge to draw this bench and the cottonwood tree behind it. I love to sit on this deck above the river....kind of like a treehouse. I think you can tell by the drawing that I like this subject matter much better!

3 comments:

Alison said...

Our scout group used to organise a similar fundraising plastic duck race on the lake. The ducks were dropped from a low hovering helicopter. The bench looks a nice place to sit

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I love the sketch of the bench - one of those occassions where centreing your subject works really well!

That's a really cool dude duck you've got there!

SideShowMom said...

I love the weathering you included on the bench and the strength of the tree. Yes, this is one of the times when centering works great as a focusing device!