I even slid my butt off the rail for a moment to get this one right. Because what a moment! RTC is all about turning the corner, in this case at Patos Island Light, getting the kite up, and setting course towards an epic mountain! Which is why RTC is always gonna be the best race ever.
Moonrise as seen from Patos island back in July. My dad and I sailed out and stayed the night anchored in the cove on the south side of the island. The moon had a deep orange tint from all of the wildfire smoke in the air. What a beautiful place! The island is a bird sanctuary and the only structure is a lighthouse on the west end of the island. I can't wait to go back to explore more soon. #moonrise#sailboat#cove#patosisland#sanjuanislands#pnw
And finally (for tonight) putting me back on track for #inktober is the #patosisland#lighthouse. I make no guarantees I won’t draw this later in ink. But they’re fun memories nonetheless. #woodburning is hard, and not super precise, but has its own charm for sure. I’m counting this as day 17/31.
I added color to the sunset.. I was going to use colored pencils.. but I tried out #pastels instead (even though my color range is very limited) and I like the subtlety and soft texture of it. So I’m leaving it as is. This is a simple change, but I’m still counting is for another #inktober day 7/31. In my #tonedpaperlandscape series I usually add a single color focal point(s) in somewhere. So this fits. This is more subtle than the others and is not one single color but a mix, and a little different, but I think it works. It’s a good memory too.. even if coming back from Canada we had the sails down (and mast too actually, as we went under the bridge between north and south pender island and hadn’t put it back up yet) and that isn’t my boat as a reference. I did use my photo as reference for the background though. Someday I’ll get a drone and get amazing landscape reference pictures of my boat with the sails up. But right now I have almost none. Because if the sails are up, I’m on the boat as captain. I feel incredibly lucky to have the best toy ever to play with!! And this month I’m celebrating it with nautical artwork. Two of my favorites, sailing and art. (Family too, obviously, and when you can combine all three, well, I’m a happy girl). #inktober2018#nautical#tonedpaper#tonedpaperdrawing#penandink#tonedpapersketchbook#sailing#sailor#isail#imasailor#imthecaptain#girlcaptainsrule#pnw#pnwonderland#sanjuanislands#gulfislands#saturnaisland#penderisland#patosisland#sailingart#nauticalart