I am only doing one dog walk per day now as per the government guidelines. I go out at 7.30 in the morning and Ginny takes them in the afternoon. On Sunday the early sunshine was catching the top of the stone bridge in Branksome Chine. I have painted this bridge before back in the autumn when the colours were red and gold. It’s nice to see the spring greens appearing daily.
I started a watercolour this afternoon but haven’t finished it yet so here are a couple of sketches I did this morning of two of the dogs we have fostered over the years, Ebony and Lilly.
It’s a bit cold in the garden today so here is a quick sketch I did on Thursday while the sun was shining, I was supposed to be tidying the shed but drawing was more fun!
I have just finished the monthly challenge for the group Purely Watercolour and found I am too late! Never mind I enjoyed drawing the Russell Cotes museum which is my favourite building here in Bournemouth. I used line and wash in my sketch book so couldn’t go too mad with the colours.
One upside to being isolated is the chance to paint every day. Today I painted a watercolour of one of my labradors Fletcher.
Walking down to the beach through the woods early yesterday the sun was streaming through the trees and the morning mist turned the figure of a man walking his dog into a silhouette. I grabbed a quick photo as he disappeared round the corner so I could paint it later.
I will admit to having had a lazy day today as it’s my birthday. I walked the dogs to the beach early this morning, spoke to a few friends and family on the phone, played guitar, played the piano, baked a coffee sponge cake and finished this acrylic painting for the Broadstone Art Society exhibition which has now been postponed along with everything else. I may do some adjustments to the surf line above the dog, what do you think?
After a morning tidying the garden I played with some watercolour using a stick and a credit card. Using a figure as a vague reference I kept it loose and fluid.
I can’t use a live model to practice my portrait painting so I am going through my photos for suitable subjects. This is Rebecca, a vocalist and singing teacher, I had some singing lessons with her a few years ago and have to say she is a brilliant teacher as well as a beautiful woman. I am not sure I have done her justice but I am reasonably happy with it.
This is my effort at a challenge issued by my watercolour group Parish Art in Poole. The brief was simply to paint a still life so I decided to use some of the every day stuff that makes life bearable while we are stuck at home. I hope we can get some more when these run out.