Stepping Stones

This week on the blog, I’m featuring one of my favorite ink drawings – Stepping Stones.  Ink is a new medium that I’ve learned to love in the past year beginning with the Inktober challenge that I took part in last October.  The challenge pushed me outside of my comfort zone into the world of ink drawing.  

Stepping Stones is a drawing based on a photograph I took while researching my 50 New York Waterfalls project.  During this intense 60 day project I visited and painted 50 waterfalls throughout the Finger Lakes Region of New York (see the paintings & blog posts about each here).    

While exploring each site, I took hundreds of photographs along the way.  As I reviewed these photographs to later share during my recent Waterfall Wednesday blog series, I found many photos that I wanted to explore with ink.  Several of my recent ink drawings feature little spots along the trails leading to the waterfalls.

This particular one was found at Waverly Glen.

There was this fun path that crossed the creek made of stones.  Jumping across the stones reminded me of playing in the creek as a kid. 

If you were like me before the project, maybe you didn’t know that Waverly even had a waterfall or a glen.  You can learn more about it on my past blog post featuring the waterfall and painting that resulted here.


Stepping Stones is currently on view at Community Arts of Elmira for their Member Show.  

Join us for the reception this Saturday, September 14th 7-9pm at 413 Lake Street, Elmira, New York.  Free & Open to the public.

The show is on view through September 18th, 2019 and can be viewed during gallery hours – Fridays & Saturdays 11am-1pm.

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