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Finvarra
06-20-2013, 11:36 AM
I like poetry! So here are some of my haiku poems along with paintings. A5 size watercolour moleskine, first time I've used this book.

Lesley

RainySea
06-20-2013, 01:37 PM
What a lovely sketchbook. I especially like the landscape and how you used a subtle sepia or brown pen for the inking works so well with it.

DrDebby
06-20-2013, 03:20 PM
Delightful.

Dragoon
06-20-2013, 10:22 PM
Those are fabulous!!

I especially like the Fine Sand one, that's very poignant...your watercolours are great, good shadows!

Thanks for sharing!
D.

Finvarra
06-21-2013, 04:42 AM
Thank you everyone :) I'm really enjoying doing these journals, no pressure, so relaxing and therapeutic. Here's the latest two 'Whales'

Cheers
Lesley

defeated
06-21-2013, 11:09 AM
Love the whales, especially the first one! The haiku is perfect with the image

DrDebby
06-21-2013, 03:18 PM
Marvelous whales and haiku.

Dragoon
06-21-2013, 04:06 PM
Those are amazing! Wow!

Did you use masking fluid in the first whale picture? I'm in awe...
Love the blues you used, too. They give a sense of weight and substance.
D.

Joan T
06-21-2013, 09:55 PM
These are great...both the haikus and the sketches!!!

Finvarra
06-22-2013, 05:15 AM
Thanks everyone! :)

Dragoon, I try not to use masking fluid after a couple of hassles with it. Once it leaked all over my art bag and ruined a lot of materials (my fault). And I did a huge watercolour of the racehorse Red Rum gallopping through the waves and used it for the spray - when I took it off (only a couple of days), it was all yellow grrrrr. Totally ruined hours of work. So I avoid it like the plague unless absolutely essential.

In the whale pics I negatively painted the water, but for the drips from the tail I used an Angelic white Uniball Signo pen - brilliant pen, it covers any dark colour.

Cheers
Lesley

Finvarra
06-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Latest pic. though I've been to Stonehenge many times, I've never been at Midsummer - too crowded!

Watercolour, with Derwent Coloursoft pencils, black Pitt Artist brush pen and white Sigma Uniball. Bit disapointed at how quickly the pencils filled the tooth and I got only about three layers, so the sky looks a bit thin. Never mind, one for experience :)

DrDebby
06-23-2013, 03:35 PM
Marvelous, Stonehenge at sunrise.

Pwnderosa
06-23-2013, 07:07 PM
I just love these, love the poetry and so well matched to the images. The whales are a wonderful pair and would look so nice framed together!

Joan T
06-23-2013, 10:06 PM
Oh, the silhouette of Stonehenge is beautiful!

vhere
06-24-2013, 03:10 AM
Delightful, and the words and imagery really gel.

Green Explorer
06-24-2013, 02:26 PM
What a brilliant idea - these are lovely, both the words and the pictures.

Finvarra
07-04-2013, 04:37 AM
Latest poem. Feeling a bit reflective - one for the dog lovers :)
Watercolour and pigma micron pens.

Dragoon
07-04-2013, 03:58 PM
That is such a nice sentiment!
As a current owner of a beloved dog, I'm trying to savour each day that he is in my life...so that he will never really leave...

Nice variety of greenery there!
D.

vhere
07-04-2013, 06:04 PM
Beautiful. This is such a great idea and it is going to be a beautiful artists book at the end, rather than a sketchbook or journal :)

DrDebby
07-04-2013, 08:15 PM
Beautiful scene. I can so relate to the dog haiku.

Finvarra
07-06-2013, 04:43 AM
Thank you everyone for the encouragement. I am so enjoying doing this little book. Somehow the brief poems are just like a snapshot, in the way a small sketch is, so they go so well together.

Here's the latest, a stick I came across whilst walking in the woods, peeking out of the grass just like a croc lying in wait. Made me smile :D

Cheers
Lesley

pezk
07-06-2013, 07:54 AM
Isn't it wonderful how the imagination can create crocs out of sticks? Great sketches. The whales are my favorite.

DrDebby
07-06-2013, 03:04 PM
Very vivid imagination. Great execution.