All week the weather "forecasters" predicted clear, sunny and warmer for the long weekend and for once they were right! I took advantage and headed out for one of my favorite beaches on the Washington coast, La Push. There are three great beaches in that area and I spent most of my time on Rialto beach. I did a lot of sketching so I could get the most work out of the time I had. These pencil drawings are all done on location. I did one oil painting which I will touch up in the studio and post later, with lots of painting to come from photos and sketches!
Port Angeles has so many great spots around the docks and shipyards that I stayed the night there and spent the whole day wandering and drawing and taking photos. I also found a great little seafood seller at the boat haven where I picked up some crab cakes to cook on the beach...yummmm.
Salt creek is another favorite camping spot only about a half hour out of P.A. going west. I took a quick side trip up there and got a few more sketches. the camp ground was closed due to lots of trees down from winter storms. Looked like they got hit pretty bad.
More sketches from the "Boat Haven" in Port Angeles.