Just a scene that grew out of a few swirls and kept going.
The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean – Watercolour
The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean
The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.
A narrow wind complains all day
How some one treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
About big city.
A very old drawing. Clouds with digital paint.
Pencil and Digital Paint.
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In between rain showers – Watercolour and ink in a Watercolour Moleskine
I took a photo, on Tuesday, of this huge cloud bubbling up above the houses opposite my room. The weather had brought us severe overnight storms with lots of rain and high winds. I was sitting, sketching, when it suddenly got a lot brighter with piercing sunshine and this cloud seemed to dominate the sky. I photographed it, sent it to Flickr where John saw it and suggested it might make a half decent painting. Here, then, is my interpretation and the actual photograph can be seen at:
In an act of neighbourliness I have finished the building work, across the road. I bet my neighbour also wishes this was finished.
After the storm – Ink in a Watercolour Moleskine
The scene, last Monday afternoon, on our local golf course. Our game had just finished when this incredible storm rushed through. This is, to the best of my memory, how it looked as the clouds rushed towards Edinburgh. They say one should never shelter under trees in a violent storm. Guess where we went? If lightning had accompanied this deluge we would have made a run for the clubhouse. One of our party remembered the quote by the American golfer, Lee Trevino when asked what to do when lightning occurred on a golf course. His advice was to march up the fairway, holding a 1 iron (The most difficult club in the bag). This was, he explained, because “Even God cannot hit a 1 Iron.”
Sometimes the storm keeps me awake, sometimes it sings me to sleep.
This is the front cover of my ‘sleepless’ sketchbook. I liked the composition of the page posted yesterday so much that I decided to recreate it intentionally and then combine those shapes with some of my favorite patterns.
Storm on the Ocean
Another page playing around with stylized clouds, lightning and waves. I liked the way it looked so much, I did a more refined version (to be posted tomorrow).