Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Another weekend away ..

It's funny how when I am away I find time to draw.
It's probably because I am not sitting by a computer!

More from Valens Conservation Area...

A sketch in pen and ink of the Lookout (Winter's favourite paddling spot) :-)


Then in Watercolour back at the trailer


Next morning, coffee  ...
Made with my new French Press :-)

 A bit wonky but I was outside drinking said coffee :-)

Pencil study

Monday, July 10, 2017

Vacation time is relax and sketch time..

I spent an extended weekend in Valens Conservation Area this laast weekend.
Time to relax and put pen and brush to paper..

My trailer nicely situated in the dappled shade 

 Pen, ink and soluble graphite with a waterbrush


On the other side of the trailer, the picnic table under an old Hemlock (?) 
 
 Pen, Ink and pencil

A little further afield just to prove I did actually walk somewhere..

Early morning over the lake a thunderhead was forming, this is my attempt at capturing the scene.

 "Portable Painter" setup with W&N paints on a new paper from the Bee Company a single sheet ( 6 x9 ) clipped to a board, very wet in wet and it held up well.   

 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pencil Drawing ..

.. or getting back what I had.

I love pencils and many years ago was getting quite adept in their use.
Now I have started to relearn that part of my art, it's frustrating at times but I see light at the end of the tunnel!
:-)

Walking Winter I saw this little bindweed peeking out through a neighbours fence.
A quick phone photo to capture the scene and we continued our walk. This was completed at home later.




Out with a friend yesterday at a new to me venue, The "RARE" site in Cambridge that has miles of trails and some beautiful old buildings that are being restored (maybe a little to zealously but they are being saved non-the-less)


The crop was not so good and the subtle pencil shading doesn't come through too well but I was quite pleased with this ..

A mix of pencils but primarily my new Graphgear 1000's which I am beginning to like.. a lot! 

My Hand Book Paper sketchbook is rapidly filling up !