Day two of the Sktchy course Bodies in motion. The tutorial from Kate Higgins featured a very dramatic action shot of Kate Wingman. The tutor used coloured pencils to create a wonderfully rendered picture. I did my usual pen and wash and messed up the hands and face! I may have another go at this one tomorrow.
Today’s en plein air session with Poole Art Society was at Holmes Nurseries, a garden centre in the beautiful Purbeck countryside. We had coffee by the pond were the waterfall overflowed from the lake while we sat and sketched in good company. A very relaxing morning.
I went to visit my friend and ex neighbour Vicky in her pottery studio today. She threw a pot in porcelain while I tried to sketch her working at the wheel, it was fascinating to watch her hands as she fashioned the pot to her design.
Sitting at the art market yesterday I kept busy by sketching the people walking past. It wasn’t easy to capture the whole figure so I concentrated on legs! It helped to pass the time!
The 30 May
2021 is significant as it would have been my father’s 100th birthday, sadly he is not around to celebrate but if he had been I would have taken him to Bournemouth Art market where I had a pitch today. I didn’t sell much but I was commissioned to paint a classic car in watercolour so it was worth my time. I also got to sit and paint all day which was a bonus.
The Ford at Morton crosses the river Frome and is a great place to sit and paint. Walkers cross the bridge while dogs play in the river, there was even a horse and rider while we sat there but that picture will have to wait for another day. I have fond memories of driving my Land Rover through it some years ago, I doubt that my current car, a Nissan Qashqai, would make it! This black retriever was fetching dummies in a great display of water retrieving.
I spent the morning at Morton gardens with PEDAS. They had sculptures in the garden as part of Dorset Arts Week and the sun shone! It was a great morning and I have seen some lovely paintings done by other members of the group. The large brown structure is made of wicker, I forgot to look at the details so I can’t credit the artist or remember what it was called!
This is a preparatory sketch for a larger watercolour I started today. Sometimes I think the initial sketches turn out better than the finished painting, does that happen to anyone else?
While we were in Devon last week I tried the capture the rain clouds building over the hills using pen and wash.
I have had this web site for two years and am embarrassed to report that I have only just discovered where I can see all your lovely comments! So sincere apologies for apparently ignoring you, I will do better from now on. I wonder what else I am missing?