Sunday, October 12, 2014

On a fine Autumn day a walk in the woods was all that was needed.

Eventually we sat by one of the marshes, listened to the running water, the birds and the tree's who whispered "Autumns here" to all who take the time to listen.

I passed the time in quiet company, sketching..

The drawing was done on site, the colour was added later with watercolour pencil.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Blue shadows and yellow sunshine

Recently I was chatting with my friend Constance, who likes to review my watercolour sketches. During the conversation she mentioned using blues for the shadows and yellows in the sun lit area's as base washes.

So in a quiet moment, which are rare now as we have a new-to-us 40lb Siberian Husky puppy who has to be watched constanlty ;-) ... but I digress...

In a quiet moment I sketched the arbor and the fast fading lilacs in our backyard to try out the technique..