We had to go to Somerset with the dogs for a charity presentation today so on the way back we took them for a walk on the downs at Melbury Abbas. It was far too cold and windy to stop and paint so I did this from a photo this evening.
Another sketch from the Poole Park run yesterday. I drew this one before the start while everyone was warming up. I might have got a bit carried away with the watercolour!
I set myself the challenge of sketching at the Poole Park run this morning. Luckily the rain held off until the end. Having only a couple of seconds to capture a figure means that each figure comes from several sources, some of them start off male and end up female or the other way around so if you took part in this morning’s run you probably won’t recognise yourself in this picture!
The Acer tree in my neighbour’s front garden is the most amazing colour in the autumn and I intend to paint it every year but never do. This year I did and although I am not 100% happy with the result at least I won’t regret not trying once the leaves have all gone.
Another class with Frances Shearing today who asked us to draw a still life…with a stick! Still life is not normally my favourite thing but she is so inspirational I had to have a go, I am quite pleased with the result.
The trees around us still look wonderful in their autumn colours despite the high winds at the weekend. So I have painted some more leaves while they are still available.
I did my first session as a member of Broadstone Art Society this morning. We had a portrait session with a male model. I chose to use watercolour which was a little challenging, I might use pastels next week.