Down River from Forster Camp, February 13, 2011

I recently arrived home from the Grand Canyon after a fantastic trip with the Historic Boats Afloat expedition. Thanks to the wonderful team of folks I shared the experience with! It was my first time visiting the Canyon and the landscape was both sublime and overwhelming with its complexity and scale. I gradually grew more familiar with the palette and forms as I sketched and explored. The replica 1950s boats were also charming with their graceful forms and bright colors. I still have some unpacking to do, but here is a selection of my sketches. If you’re in the Seattle area and would like to learn more about my time in the SW, as well as my Greenland Expedition last summer, I invite you to join me next Thursday, March 10th 6:30pm—7:30pm at the Greenwood Library for a presentation. I hope to see you there!

Replica  Boats

The Gem
The Susie-R and Flavell

Scouting Rapids

Scouting Upset
Scouting Lava Falls

Canyon Explorations

Up Galloway Canyon
Black Tail Canyon
Deer Creek Falls

Around Camp

Laundry Day at Bass Camp
Camp Kitchen