Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Catching up


I've finally caught up with myself after my trip and the return to work and am figuring out what I'm doing with some drawing.

I did a colour study for a portrait of my grand daughter and this was the completed piece. I learned more about what I wanted to do with the final drawing on this and what changes I need to make. Studies are always useful to me.

I've started the line drawing for the new piece on drafting film and will use coloured pencil still. I've pulled out my box of Derwent Coloursofts. I quite like Prismacolors, but Derwents do blend so well. I haven't used drafting film for awhile but love its surface. Lets see if it loves me in return! Its both forgiving and challenging so I'll take my time and use a light hand.

Yesterday and last night, the island was under a storm watch for wind and rain. St. John's received 85ml and the wind was howling all night taking most of the leaves off the trees by this morning. On the way to work, traffic was backed up so I took a detour through Logy Bay. The surf in Middle Cove was amazing with waves rolling in and crashing on the rocks. The beach was almost obliterated with water. I got out to take a couple of photos as I only had my cell phone camera with me. Later, the stormy seas had subsided a bit but this video shows the force of the ocean. It always amazes me...


7 comments:

Sorcha said...

Did you take that video or did you find it online? I miss the big storms that shake the house :o)

kay susan said...

Ah! Lovely! Right up my alley. I can't wait to see the finished version of this.

Jennifer Rose said...

I love that sound :) I love watching water when its like this (from a safe distance of course)

vivien said...

that is so much like Cornwall on a wild day!

Jeanette said...

Its the real thing Sorcha, filmed yesterday. Middle Cove at its finest - worst - depending on your viewpoint :)

Thanks Kay. There should be some progress on the final piece tonight.

Jennifer, I love wild seas, they're always amazing. A rogue wave came right up to the viewpoint on this beach a couple of months ago and swept some people into the sea. Its powerful.

It really does have similarities to Cornwall here Vivienne. It was the first thing I thought of on my initial trip to Cornwall.

Kaly said...

lovely video. We have angry sea like this one too, in the winter the waves are really big and noisy.But sometimes its also very calm, Nature is amazing.
your project is comming out very nice, looking forward to see it done ;)

Clara (Kaly from DS)

Jeanette said...

thanks Clara...this image is just the study for the piece I am now starting. It gives me a chance to work out the bugs first.