"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Week 5 Visual Notes

Some colour.. well just a bit…I thought I would try to make a quick gouache colour note every day, based on the B/W sketches and my notes.

MONDAY: the morning drizzle turned into heavy rain


My early washed out sketch, it says “4 cormorants take off in this grey scene, it’s raining harder. 7.50 am”


Later the gouache sketch from notes.. black ducks and white seagulls, the horizon lost in mist. Looking west.

TUESDAY: A beautiful morning after the heavy rain.


I sketched a big anvil shaped cloud on the horizon over Perry. Two whiter than white swans flew across the lake surface.


The gouache sketch later from my notes. I forgot the swans!

WED: Nice early but the rain started soon after I left the house. No early morning sketch but later it cleared and I walked up past the water tower


Looking east from the road. Some rooks on the stubble.


Colour notes


Light in the wood




The gouache colour note.  I have been thinking about printing today so the colours are a bit blocky.

FRI: A slightly longer walk.




Gouache colour note, silvery green grey willows are so beautiful in the wind. 


SUND: A cold breezy morning. Our small inland sea has waves today.



and another small oil sketch based on Friday’s sketch…just to keep practising.

Tomorrow I am hoping to do another Sketchbook in a Day…:)


Diana of Elephants Eye said...

so much vitality in those!

Maria said...

Love these drawings, vey atmospheric! I'm wondering what advice you have for someone who has not really drawn for 25years. I feel so stuck, I just don't know where to start.

Maria in ct

sharp green pencil said...

Hi there Diana lovley to hear from you and thanks. They are enjoyable to do and I am beginning to sort out waht is important to ME . not an easy thing for an ex commercial artist who has sepnt all its life doing stuff for others.

Hi Maria
If only you were down the road and could come to my workshops!
My best advice. A simple task (very simple) drawing something you are familiar with each day if possible and/or sign up to a short online couse. (cheap and short) just to get you going.. ( Look at Wet Canvas) find another person to work with to keep you and them focused....good luck

Jessica Rosemary Shepherd said...

Wow you are so prolific! I love the depth in these painted works. They are so full of emotion and spirit. I especially like 'Looking east from the road. Some rooks on the stubble.'