We had a perfect vacation this year -- a week in the mountains on our way to a second week at the beach, meeting up with my family. I got to do lots of drawing, and I started the second week of the trip drawing on the ferry that carried us to the Outer Banks island of Ocracoke. That's our green car in the foreground with kayaks on it (my other main occupation for the week was paddling).
Ocracoke is a charming harbor town with a great small bookstore, some lovely craft shopping, a New Orleans restaurant (yum!) and fun-to-draw architecture. The above sketch was done from our third story balcony.
There is also a historic lighthouse that my sister is in love with, so I made sure to paint it from several angles and distances. I loved the old trees that surround it once I walked out to see it up close.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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