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04-25-2013, 04:43 AM
One more from Sri Lanka. The boats were such amazing shapes, and colours...this one was not so much a colourful boat, as one with gorgeous shapes, and colourful nets and stuff piled inside:


It is still very much a sketch rather than a finished painting....I have yet to embark on Sri Lanka paintings, I have been busy trying to create appropriate images for my Open Garden day in June (anyone frm the UK welcome of course).

There are a couple more sketches from Sri Lanka on my latest blog post ifyou would like to see them.

oops so sorry, meant to put this in Pastel Studio...mods, do feel free to move.


water girl
04-25-2013, 01:38 PM
I've enjoyed the sketches and hope to see you develop them into a finished series. Are these sketches made while you are traveling?

04-25-2013, 04:56 PM
Very beautiful scketches !

04-25-2013, 06:19 PM
Very nice. What color was the paper? Pam

04-26-2013, 12:48 AM
Wonderful sketch Jackie!

04-26-2013, 01:42 AM
Great sketch Jackie. I do hope you will develop them into full paintings now you are back in the cool of England. My goodness is it a year since your last garden art show!?

04-26-2013, 04:59 AM
Lovely sketch, Jackie. I do hope you go on and paint some of these as developed paintings.

Love how you let the mast-thingy go beyond the edge.

04-26-2013, 05:50 AM
Really lovey sketch. Would also like to see them in their full glory

04-26-2013, 01:02 PM
The colour of the paper is a dark red, almost maroon.

I may or may not take these sketches further, I often find that if I try to repeat a sketch, to turn it into something "finished", it kills the spontaneity. Instead, I will probably do some similar images, using both sketches and photo ref together.
My big problem is finding the time........at the moment, I am producing paintings which are appropriate for Open Garden - gardens, flowers and English garden birds, and then have to crack on with a few images for Open Studio. I have no gallery representation right now, so I am the only one putting pressure on myself - and I have no real confidence whether anyone would be interested in Sri Lanka, to be honest. I am also producing lots more of my enamelled bowls, for Open Garden and Open Studio, and for Open Garden, which comes first, a range of interesting and unusual "folded" large garden ceramics. Busy busy. I don't know where the time goes.