Other sketch in Velilla. With problems to finish it by a hard and cold wind from NW. Watercolour and pen marker.
latest updates: autumn
Long time no see, skine’art! It’s autumn, so brown leaves are all around and that’s what I thought I’d draw today. Standardgraph and watercolour.
Autumn near Sarajevo with Bogumil necropolis from 13-14th century.
Bogumils were “heretic” pre-Ottoman-era Christians of Bosnia, also found in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, and even southern France, but they were nowhere else as presistent as in Bosnia. Somehow they were resisting western Chatolic and eastern Ortodox influences and pressures by sustaining their beliefs – until, with Ottoman rule they dissapeared – according to some theories by massive conversion to Islam (?!). You can see their massive tombstones called “stećci” that were brought from far-away to usually very beautiful remote sites. This shows the same necropolis viewed from south-east (up) and north-west (down).
With cool temperatures and rain, the Austin area looks like springtime. Summer was the hottest ever recorded, so the landscape was brown and dusty. Within the next couple of weeks, we’ll have a freeze and go back to brown and grey.
Well, a sketch again in Velilla, a little village at north of Palencia, in Spain. Oaks have the Autumn’s colour. Watercolour and pen.
Autumn Trees – Acrylic & Ink in a Watercolour Moleskine
“Come said the wind to
the leaves one day,
Come o’re the meadows
and we will play.
Put on your dresses
scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone
and the days grow cold.”
- A Children’s Song of the 1880′s
All of a sudden the leaves are beginning to change and many are already carpeting the ground. It’s my favourite time of year as everything assumes a more peaceful mood. Long walks in the crisp air; the birds congregating before they migrate; squirrels gathering the winter store; no more having to cut the lawn; clean underwear ……..
We need some other colors besides spring blues and greens, I think; so here is a barn in autumn which I did last autumn. What interested me most about this one was the tawny grass, the oak tree and the cloud shadows in the mountains. It was another perfect painting day (no bugs in autumn) and the colors were intense.
Looking out my hotel window towards Higashiyama and the Kamogawa. Egrets, ducks and sometimes blue herons are seen in the river. Snuggled up against the mountains are lots of beautiful temples surrounded by colorful maple and ginko leaves.
pumkin patch. http://susanrudat.blogspot.com/