Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bleak house

Lighthouse
5 x 7, graphite
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I started this as a quick sketch that seemed to expand bit by bit. I'm no landscape person. I do them when I have to but usually try to avoid them where possible. Its all that detail that worries me and at some point they get abandoned in favour of something that contains people or animals in many cases.

The photo of this drawing didn't turn out well. The light was fading and its never a good time to try for an image. I will try again in the morning for a better image. The feeling I get from this drawing is rather bleak. It looks so remote and forboding - perhaps the sky or overall grey tones. I'm sure in watercolour or oil it would look entirely different and much more cheerful.


2 comments:

Dave said...

This is a very atmospheric drawing. I think you're right that the mood is influenced by the heavy clouds, which you have drawn exceptionally well.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Dave. It was an interesting exercise