Monday, July 12, 2010
This one is a little plein air sketch I did this weekend. We drove back out to Russian River again, this time to pick up our son at music camp. The drive out there is beautiful, but boy, three and a half hours on the road is wearying to say the least, especially with a three year old in the back seat. So this time, we decided to stay the night nearby on the coast.
Driving fifteen or twenty minutes northward from Jenner, where Russian River meets the Pacific, on an extremely windy, vertigo-inducing cliff hugging Coast Hwy is a little place called Timber Cove, and it is nothing short of spectacular.
All along the Northern California coastline, there is not much in the way of civilization. You really feel like you are at mercy of this immense power that is nature. It's awe-inspiring and a little scary if you notice you're low on gas. But not this day. We made it safely to the Inn, warmed up by the fire, and had a (surprisingly) excellent meal, and got some much needed rest.
In the morning, I got up before my family and walked around the grounds, taking in the views from many angles. Thinking, this would be one awesome place to do a workshop! I think I already knew that I wanted to do this, and I was just going through the checklist of requirements for what makes a good workshop spot. This place met all of them, and then some. So hopefully it'll happen sooner rather than later - interested? Shoot me an email, and I will make sure you will hear about it first, before I announce it on my website!
So the morning was gray and cool in this marine fog, which was just fine by me - I enjoyed my solitary walk, and to top it off, I did a little sketch from atop a cliff. I guess this one isn't a "road trip" painting, but it was done on one. Not that it matters~
Posted by Terry at 7:08 AM