Saturday, October 17, 2015

Autumn on the Centennial Trail

My two sketches grew together and would not be separated.
Hikers, bikers and strollers pass over the one-car opening under the bridge
The Snohomish County Centennial Trail is a 30-mile-long rail trail in Snohomish County, Washington, connecting the cities of Snohomish, Lake Stevens, and Arlington to Skagit County along the corridor of Washington State Route 9. I've always wanted to sketch the narrow opening under the old railroad bridge where you can just barely see that there is a house hidden back there. Actually, more than one house, but the view I chose today just shows part of one of them.


  1. Oh, they do go perfectly together. Love them side by side reaching for each other.

    1. Thank you, Joan. I think this truly illustrates the effect of daily sketching and how each sketch engenders the next. Miss a day and you gradually lose the momentum. Keep it up and you'll always be inspired.