Friday, March 02, 2007

Dungeons

This is a sketch of the Dungeons in Bonavista. It is a twin sea arch but this time on the Atlantic Ocean, not the Pacific. Its interesting to see the different rock formations and colours that make up the structure and how they vary from coast to coast. I've been experimenting with other sea arches to see which images I like and what I want to draw as a companion piece to the Pacific sea arch.

I've added more colour and time to my Pacific sea arch but just haven't got a good enough photo of it yet as it always seems dark when I ready to take an image. Tomorrow, I promise myself I will take some photos in good light. For now, here is the best approximation that I can come to for colour in the pastel drawing, but it truly doesn't do it justice. The angle, focus, colours, lighting is all wrong. Sigh.

I lazily watched tv after the news tonight and saw Living Newfoundland and Labrador. Hosted by Krysta Rudofsky, this daily half-hour program is a local guide to better living in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was set at Clovelly Riding Stables in Logy Bay which is where one of my horses was sold - Lady. And sure enough, Lady made a prime appearance. True to form, ears back, being the sullen princess, later surrounded by 3 foot high princesses hugging her and grooming her. I'm sure she's in her element, as she always adored small children but was very wary of adults.

Virginia Woolf:

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

2 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

oooh I love your pacific arch. That you have a matching pair in your area is perfect. How fun!
Also, to see your Lady on tv was a treat I am sure. Knowing she is healthy and happy must give you a sense that it was for the best.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Robin. There are more here than I realized actually. I'll do some pleine air work when the snow goes - if ever!

Yes, Lady seems to have settled in nicely. I do wonder about the other horse Kit, and hope she's doing well too. Likely so, probably spoiled rotten.