View Full Version : WDE 22 Oct 2010 Voyager plants trees in pumkin-ridden EauClair. plus the river MI

10-23-2010, 05:11 PM
I saw so many I liked and with all of Friday to play it's been Ggggrrrrr8! :clap:

Lots of chances to do lots....

Becuse I used my camera I had to wait to upload the 2hr pic late last night so I've only posted the river now as my PC was off....

The others were under 2 hours.....

2Hour photo (as it was taped to a board)

Amble du Fond River

2 hour progress:


'Amble Du Fond River at Eau Claire'
12" x 9" on Royal Langnickel watercolour paper
White Knights Watercolour paans and white gouache
Total Time 3hr 30


I'm still using this crappy chep Royal Langnickel wc paper. When using pencils it falls to bits. In some cases it can barely take brushing and glazing with brushes! :eek:

This next one was fun...
My colour printer cartridge is low and I had to guess the colours from a poor print out. So the colours are somewhat imaginary.

'Knobbly Gourds'
A5 Daler Rowney Heavyweight Drawing Paper 220gsm
Derwent Inktense pencils
Time 1hr 45 min

Then I wanted to do somethign a little different... still on that crappy paper though that kept tearing and some of the 'blur' on this is due to blobs of scratched up paper... I can't beleive they call it watercolour paper when it goes soggy when wet!

Anyway... I wanted to experiment with my new watercolour pencils.... It was ok for the washes and foliage but I wasnt' sure what to do with the foregound for road and grass texture.
I had to use Derwent Inktense for the bloke over the top of the landscape so it would be deep and opaque.

This is an amalgamation of 2 refs.. the 'voyager' statue coems to life and instead of a walking stick he picks up a shovel and starts to plant roadside conifers........

''Voyager Planting Trees in Eau CLaire"
12" x 9" 190 gsm wc paper
Faber Castell Eco-grip Aquarelle pencils
Derwent Inktense Pencils
1 hr 45m

I plan to do a couple more yet.......

Thanks for calling please call again :):wave:

10-23-2010, 05:20 PM
Lovely finish to the river scene. Fun combo with the voyageur planting trees. Oh my knobbly gourds :)

Charlie's Mum
10-23-2010, 05:31 PM
That last is fun Lin! Nice idea :)

Those rocks in the first really are very ... rocky! solid! ........ nice gourds too.

10-23-2010, 06:51 PM
Lovely Lin
All three are fabulous
sorry the paper is driving you bonkers
Love the water and trees and then the gourds are fabulous
and the last one is very clever how you did 2 in one
well done

10-23-2010, 08:20 PM
Lin, these are all great.

Vivien Maloney
10-23-2010, 11:19 PM
Wow Lin, you've done lots! Great job on them all. I've also done the river photo, it seems to have been very popular - your painting of it is beautiful.

10-23-2010, 11:30 PM
Love them all!!! Love that pink road!!!!

10-24-2010, 12:21 AM
Wow Lin, a good Friday for you yes?
They are lovely and fun, the river scene is beautiful and those pumpkins are very good too.

10-24-2010, 04:02 AM
thanks all for comments - yes at the weekend Friday is my best day for gettign WDE done as i never have anythign on,,,, that's why I apopreciate when posted early esp as you are all 8 hours ahead.

10-24-2010, 04:41 AM
Bold sketches, Lin. The river picture is very successful. Fine rendering of the moving water and a real outdoors feel to it.

10-24-2010, 05:56 AM
where does the time fly to?
Hi carol I'm ben...I enjoyed looking at your interpretation
of jean's photos

10-24-2010, 06:07 AM
Love them all Lin, but my fav is the river, your waterfall is perfect along with the colours, and those gourds are wonderful and altho I don't think the voyageurs were into farming :lol: it's a great addition to a lovely scene :thumbsup:

10-24-2010, 07:27 AM
where does the time fly to?
Hi carol I'm ben...I enjoyed looking at your interpretation
of jean's photos
Hi Ben
Carol? I'm Lin or ORC :P

Jean - I dont' think he was so much farming... he just stopped to plant a tree.... for some mysterious reason... thought it would add some mystery.. like 'where did he come by the tree', 'why does he carry a shovel with him?' and 'why did he plant the tree at the roadside?' A picture that tells a story for hte viewer to discover or invent.

thanks all - glad you like what I've done so far.. now I'm back from the hospital I'm going to sketch another and add it on.

10-24-2010, 10:53 AM
Good work on all! The gourds are my favourite:)

10-24-2010, 11:49 AM
Here is my last for this week. A free hand drawing with a mechanical pencil in my sketchbook. Wanted to do something to relax and chill. Was rather slow with it but I think the meds from this morning are still affecting me even though I'fve had a kip.

I don't do a lot in monochrome but I couldnt' be bothered to get loads of stuff out. I was originally only going to outline in pencil then colour in Derwent Drawing but just kept going.....

'Tom Thomson, Artist'
A4 Sketchbook
Mechanical Pencil
Time 1Hr 45m

10-24-2010, 04:28 PM
Lovely paintings, my faves are the riverscene and the gourds. It was cool to see the w.i.p then the finished riverscene too.

10-24-2010, 11:27 PM
Lovely paintings. I especially love the first one with the water. I think the monochrome really suits Mr. Thomson. Looks great.

10-25-2010, 11:40 AM
Carol , what fun!! the river scene is gorgous! abbsloutley LOVE th enobbly gourds, great combo on the voyager planting trrees, and I love Tom Thompsons statue: you got that carved look very well.

get well my friend!!

10-25-2010, 01:38 PM
Carol ,
get well my friend!!
I'm not Carol -you are the second person on this thread to refer to me by another name ... am I missing something?

My name is LIN

Joan T
10-25-2010, 02:41 PM
Lin - Great job on all of these!!! I really like the way you did the river. Nice work!

10-26-2010, 08:02 AM
Love your river scene Carol :evil: :evil: (just joking Lin) and those gourds are excellent as well. The drawing has strength and character, I like it. Hope you are feeling better.

10-26-2010, 09:12 AM
sorry Lin, I KNOW you are not Carol , I even went back to check, I nust have seen the other reference!!

must be a senior moment?

10-26-2010, 12:52 PM
sorry Lin, I KNOW you are not Carol , I even went back to check, I nust have seen the other reference!!

must be a senior moment?
it's ok Bonnie - just seemed odd that 2 differrent people did the same thing lol.. I thought I was having a senior moment too!

10-26-2010, 04:23 PM
Wow! Gorgeous works!

10-26-2010, 05:02 PM
thanj you all - takes a bow

10-28-2010, 01:01 PM
Just spotted your painter in the gallery, Lin. Nice strong drawing.

10-28-2010, 01:13 PM
Hi Lin just love the work that you have done - especially the river landscape and love the backgound colour on the Squash and adding a figure into the countryside scene - great work!