During previous drawings I would bring my drawing stool and sit on a grassy field or a path,
but last few drawings I let myself wonder off the yellow brick road and into the woods.

After the blackbird has stopped it’s alarm all gets quiet again, or actually very noisy because
when I sit there very quietly the birds don’t take notice anymore and let me be a true observer.




Amsterdamse Bos/ Amsterdam Forest, bistre & pencil, 24 x 30 cm

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Amsterdamse Bos/ Amsterdam Forest, bistre & pencil, 24 x 30 cm
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Back at my new spot and back at this fallen birch tree. This time from the other side with
a close-up of the roots.




Fallen Birch tree, Amsterdamse Bos/ Amsterdam Forest, bistre & pencil, 24 x 30 cm
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A new spot to draw, again the Amsterdam Forest but this area has a more woodsy scenery.
During this drawing I was surrounded by the sound of beech nuts falling from the trees,
sounding like rain.
They kept falling on my drawing pad and ended up being a nice little snack.




Fallen Birch tree, Amsterdamse Bos/ Amsterdam Forest, bistre & pencil, 24 x 30 cm

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Yesterday was the first day I felt a little cold drawing outside, in the shades. After a while I
had to  move to a sunnier spot.

Temperatures had been way too high for the time of the year in the Netherlands but when
I rode my bike into the Amsterdam Forest this week all of a sudden the paths were yellow
with leaves and the leaden summer air had changed to a cool autumn air.
How I love the change of seasons.




Fallen Birch tree, Amsterdamse Bos/ Amsterdam Forest, bistre & pencil, 24 x 30 cm
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