Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sunday Morning coffee

Last weekend I visited my son David and daughter-in-law Siobhan in Toronto.
I, as usual, was up early.

As I sat drinking my coffee I eyed the vase of tulips on the table and one thing led to another...

Stillman and Birn Alpha series
Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen
Noodlers Lexington Grey Ink

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Another Study of my Fallen Leaves ..

They have been on my desk for several weeks now, getting more brittle as each day passes.

This one was done a couple of days ago in pen, ink and Derwent Graphitint pencil (thanks Vickie!)

Much happier with this rendering especially the hatching/shading on the leaf on the left :-)


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Out with my 'Sketchy' friends ...

Today the Urban Sketchers of KW visited the Trinity Anglican Church in Cambridge ON for an  afternoon of, well, sketching...

It's funny how I began with this detail sketch that took about 2 hours to complete

Then this pen and ink took about 20 min

Then I went downstairs and settled in for a 'quick' sketch as we only had about half an hour left.

Well I still had 10 min to do one more !

What I discovered was the faster and more loosely I worked the better I liked the result ... go figure


Watched a few youtube video's for inspiration yesterday ..

This one caught my eye

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Leaves of Three

Continuing to pick up leaves as I walk the dog...
This time I chose a few 'brighter' ones...

Changed up my palette for this one, I have some QoR watercolours that I thought would add too the rendering of this painting;

Quinacridone Gold
Pyrrole Orange
Quinacridone Magenta
Green Gold
Dioxazine Purple

DaVinci Fuchsia

WIndsor and Newton Indigo