Thursday, November 24, 2011

East North East

 East North East


When I travel or sketch on site, I take minimal items with me, usually those that can fit in a pocket easily.  My most common companions are a mechanical pencil, a technical pen and a sketch and wash pencil and waterbrush.  I can make notes about colour if needed and add it back in the studio.

Sometimes I take some watercolour pencils, but usually just want the grey scale version of what's in front of me.  This was the case when I did this sketch.  It was a windy day, but in a sheltered cove, and the waves provided a constant pattern breaking on the shore line.  From the shelter of the car, I did this sketch and wash that may have potential for a painting.  It is about 3 x 6 on watercolour paper.

2 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

hmmm interesting, I rarely do tonal sketches like this, but I like how this has come out.

Did you get snow? Attack the flower?

Jeanette said...

Line sketches are quick and easy, but if I have time or inclination I like to go a step further and flesh the sketch out more.

Yes, we got 27cm of snow. Yuck.

I did attack the flower, but it was shortlived. I just don't like doing flowers. I don't know why I keep torturing myself with them.