Friday, April 21, 2006

Catching up

I've been absent for a couple of days in posting. I always feel a little cheated when days are missed when I read other people's blog. Its rather like having missing pages in a book.

Work and meetings have taken my full attention and have taken me away from drawing too. So I'm playing catch up today and through the weekend.

I did have time on Wednesday night to finish a sketch from Mending the Nets by Winslow Homer. I started with a pencil sketch then moved on to watercolour and some ink later. I'm not completely pleased with it because the faces are more ghoulish than those of young women, and also I cropped the image. I think I will redo it in full and see what comes out of it. I love watercolour but am certainly no master of it. When it does work it is indeed a 'happy accident'.

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Making A Mark said...

Are these the paintings he did when he visited the UK Jeanette?

Jeanette Jobson said...

As far as I know this is one of his paintings done while he stayed in Cullercoats in the north east of England for a couple of years in the early 1800s.

I am still looking at more of his work and like his paintings during this time of fisherpeople.

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