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04-19-2015, 02:28 PM

Demo sketch for class, using twig to draw with grey ink, then watercolour, then a little coloured pencil and white ink. A4.

Should be getting on with large canvas ..... But not

04-20-2015, 02:53 PM
Sweet scene.

Joan T
04-20-2015, 05:40 PM
Good textures. Nice!!

04-26-2015, 03:12 PM
Thanks :-)

I was going to post a sketch done today but I'm on the iPad and it will overwrite. One on the next sketch is. So tomorrow.

Went to see an exhibition by an artist who is top of my shopping list when I win the lottery today. Brilliant but 12,000 is a a bit outside my budget !

04-27-2015, 12:42 PM

Water soluble graphite sketch of the cafe where I'd just had a late lunch with a friend. The Marshmallow in Moreton in Marsh.

We went down to see the Kurt Jackson exhibition in a nearby gallery.

Lovely weather/exhibition/day :)

04-27-2015, 02:16 PM
Sounds like a great day. Lovely sketch.

04-28-2015, 12:28 AM
very cool!! love that u used twigs. So unique and pretty!

04-28-2015, 01:02 AM
I really do love your landscape sketches, they always seem to catch the 'spirit' of the place...

04-29-2015, 04:11 AM
Thanks Jenny that's such a lovely compliment as its what I try to do :)

It was a lovely day Debby and the weather was kind too.

Zebby that coast of Cornwall is wonderful and wild and you can walk most of it. The other side is softer wooded creeks.

05-01-2015, 03:43 AM

Crab apple blossom, unknown blossom (picked in the school car park!),vinca and bluebells

Looking at painting flowers with some of my students ( not a subject I do often) so played with this oil sketch in my square S&B sketchbook. I drew some pencil lines through the wet paint at the end. Next day I added a few scribbled lines with white acrylic ink - not an archivally sound thing to do but ok in a sketch book.

If you don't use masses of thinners it doesn't soak through the page.

Done with Griffin Alkyds as I like the way they dry so fast, no thinners were used at all.

05-01-2015, 01:49 PM
Beautiful bouquet.

05-06-2015, 05:03 PM

Thanks :)

And again oil in the S&B delta, teasels.

05-06-2015, 05:52 PM
Teasels are great. When I was keeping bees, they really liked the blooms.

05-06-2015, 05:58 PM
You kept bees? Wow. That must have been interesting, and a bit scary going near the hive? More people need to do that though with the problems bees are having now. No bees, no pollination, no people.

Joan T
05-08-2015, 08:51 PM
Fun seeing the variety of things you sketch...and the way you do them!

05-09-2015, 03:00 PM
Unfortunately, I no longer keep bees because they have all died on us. Hubby and I enjoyed the keeping. We both had bee suits to keep the sting factor down. Doesn't mean we didn't get hit once in a while. Our problem was the bees were miles away from where we actually live on someone else's property and it was difficult to get out to tend them. So when they finally died, we opted to stop keeping bees unless and until we can buy some property where we can live and have them.

05-09-2015, 05:45 PM
Love your work, Vhere.

05-11-2015, 11:19 AM
Thanks Gribbey :). Hopefully in he future Debby.

05-11-2015, 11:20 AM

Today, watercolour. From my garden and students gardens. Again in the S&B delta.

05-11-2015, 02:36 PM
Lovely spring flowers.

Joan T
05-11-2015, 09:40 PM
Your spring flowers are lovely!

05-12-2015, 04:55 AM
Thanks Debby and Joan :)

05-13-2015, 12:53 PM
Your style is so soft, fluid and beautiful -love these latest flowers. and wow, just saw that Dr. Debby was a beekeeper. That must have been interesting!

05-13-2015, 03:57 PM
Thanks Zebby. I've been enjoying sketching them so did some more :). I had all 3 classes working on them :) and the brought some lovely flowers in


It's a subject I rarely do. I wanted to catch the feel of them, not do a botanical illustration.

05-14-2015, 02:09 PM

05-14-2015, 04:27 PM
Another beauty Vivien!