This pen and watercolor is from when we traveled down to Ponte Vedra, Fl this spring to see my grandma and the ocean!  My grandma loved sitting by the grass coming up out of the sand.  Such a wonderful time at the beach!

Pencil, pen, and watercolor.  "Beach Umbrella"  Ponte Vedra, Florida.  April 2017.  Prints available.  Copyright © 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pencil, pen, and watercolor.  "Beach Umbrella"  Ponte Vedra, Florida.  April 2017.  Prints available.  Copyright © 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

 

Originally from north Florida, I like to travel at least once a year to the beach.  There is something about the sound of the ocean, the pelicans flying overhead, the ocean breeze, the dolphins, I just can't go too long without it!

Pen and watercolor.  "Palm Trees."  Ponte Vedra, Florida (September 2012).  Prints available.  Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.    

Pen and watercolor.  "Palm Trees."  Ponte Vedra, Florida (September 2012).  Prints available.  Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.    

 
Pen and watercolor.  "Beach Chairs"  Ponte Vedra, Florida.  September 2012.  Prints available.  Copyright © 2012-2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and watercolor.  "Beach Chairs"  Ponte Vedra, Florida.  September 2012.  Prints available.  Copyright © 2012-2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Traveling is a love of mine and I try never to leave town without my sketchbook.  If I happen to find myself without a pad of paper, I'll go and buy one, which is what I had to do on my first trip to France.  I still have my canvas backpack and leather bound sketchbook that I bought at Nature et Decouvertes in Paris back in 2004.  Here are a few of my drawings from that book:

This is one of my favorite sketches from France, and one that has been well travelled.  It is the first sketch I made in my leather sketchbook.  It took quite a while, and at one point, some Japanese tourists asked if they could take my picture, which I found flattering, and at the same time amusing.  I didn't mind, but I sometimes wonder what became of that picture...  Pen and colored pencil.  "Arc de Triomphe"  Paris, France. June 2004.  Copyright © 2004-2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.

This is one of my favorite sketches from France, and one that has been well travelled.  It is the first sketch I made in my leather sketchbook.  It took quite a while, and at one point, some Japanese tourists asked if they could take my picture, which I found flattering, and at the same time amusing.  I didn't mind, but I sometimes wonder what became of that picture...  Pen and colored pencil.  "Arc de Triomphe"  Paris, France. June 2004.  Copyright © 2004-2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.

Pen and colored pencil.  "Eiffel Tower"  Paris, France.  June 2004. Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  "Eiffel Tower"  Paris, France.  June 2004. Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

I made this quick sketch as we were traveling south on the TGV from Paris to Montpellier.  Pen and colored pencil.  French countryside. June 2004.  Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

I made this quick sketch as we were traveling south on the TGV from Paris to Montpellier.  Pen and colored pencil.  French countryside. June 2004.  Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  Château de Bionne in Montpelier, France. June 2004.  Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  Château de Bionne in Montpelier, France. June 2004.  Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  A building in Montpellier, France near a park where I was sitting.  June 2004.  Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  A building in Montpellier, France near a park where I was sitting.  June 2004.  Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil of houses on Edisto Island, SC.  July 2004. Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil of houses on Edisto Island, SC.  July 2004. Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  Downtown Asheville, NC.  July 2004. Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil.  Downtown Asheville, NC.  July 2004. Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Very quick pen and colored pencil sketch of the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC.  May 2012.  Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Very quick pen and colored pencil sketch of the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC.  May 2012.  Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil sketch of Pack Square in downtown Asheville, NC.  July 2004.  Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.  

Pen and colored pencil sketch of Pack Square in downtown Asheville, NC.  July 2004.  Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Jennifer Russ, All Rights Reserved.