View Full Version : Jardin de Pays x10 - WIP

03-29-2007, 10:46 AM
...Yes, 10! :eek:

I given a fairly loose hand with this one, originally the background was going to be a flat cream with blue poppies but I have since seen where they will hang and something niggled me. I felt the space needed more!

So...I set about my sketchbooks with my pen and inktense pencils to create a couple of scaled sketches to show how much bolder I wanted to go and ...They're a hit.

Sketches in my small moleskin

The background colour will be the same colour of the clients wall beneath the dado rail, carrying a harmony up to the sparse cream above.

I laid the background in with a knife THICKLY, it took a day to dry! I have prepared 3 canvasses so far, so I could see if the idea from my sketches translated well to canvas and acrylic.

Background-Acrylic on canvas

Been AGES since I shared something here, busy sketching my way through the Fens these days, so I thought this would be a nice long thread giving me plenty of scope to catch up with you all properly.

Oh...and I brought carrot cake! :D ...Tuck in!!!

03-29-2007, 10:50 AM
Oh...I should mention....

I will be painting all 10 from imagination/memory and in a much looser style than I usually paint...a tad impressionistic even...maybe...LOL!

03-29-2007, 12:54 PM
Oh cool, looking forward to this project. How large will each one be? Your sketches look great with the more impressionistic look. :)

Charlie's Mum
03-29-2007, 12:57 PM
Now these look interesting Anita :D

I'll bring ginger cake if that's OK - carrot cake's not my taste :D ;)

So grabbed the first seat for comfort :wink2:

Question please - where did you get your moleskine? - can't get one up here.

03-29-2007, 01:12 PM
Thankyou Ann, they are 8x10" each.

Maureen, does that mean I get your slice of carrot cake? :evil:
I got my moleskins from here:

They sell them here too!

03-29-2007, 01:17 PM
I really like your sketches. This seems to be a very interesting project. I am anxious to see the progress and the finished item. Jan

03-29-2007, 07:37 PM
Thankyou for your interest Jan! :)

mrs willow
03-29-2007, 07:42 PM
I love your sketches Anita! I will be watching your progress with great interest.
Carrot cake...yumm.May I please have a slice?

Margaret 59
03-29-2007, 10:20 PM
Hi Anita, bring them on! I'd love to see what you have up your sleeve but put the coffee on......I'm on a diet.

03-30-2007, 06:24 PM
Thanx Sandy....of course you can...tuck in!!!

Margaret, welcome aboard. I'm an insomniac, the coffee is ALWAYS on in this house! :evil: LOL!

I can't believe I have to do this but........I'm going to have to make you wait. SORRY!
I enjoyed my day trip to the seaside so much on Wednesday that this morning I browsed holiday homes and before I knew it I had booked 4 nights at the coast ...I leave in the morning!!! :eek:
So I'm going to have to update you all on my return.

I have my sketchbooks all packed up and raring to go :thumbsup:

03-30-2007, 06:57 PM
Oh, the suspense! I hope you have a great trip!

03-30-2007, 08:33 PM
LOL...Thankyou Polygon! :)

04-07-2007, 04:55 AM
I'm off again today for the weekend so I just popped over to the studio to photograph my progress with this piece before I go.

This is about 30 mins in, 2 canvasses pushed together (8x10")...Just placing the flowers so far not much attention given to anything in particular, just some basic colour.


See you when I get back!

04-07-2007, 05:30 AM
Hi Nitsa:)
I wish I could be in that room when you finish.Even at this stage I get a tremendous feeling of happiness from your flowers!! I7ll be checking back as you progress.