Sopron, Orsolya ter, Hungary on watercolor 10x15cm (original picture is http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsuveg/4508812928/)
latest updates: Landscape
In December 2008 we were lucky enough to visit Mauritius for a week for my daughter’s wedding. Of course the kids were having a ball – swimming in the ocean, snorkeling, paddle-boating, jet-skiing, fishing trips, sailing – the list is endless. And this palm tree was the centre of their attention, climbing up to the top, dangling precariously while having their photographs taken. I did this sketch from memory, as the trip is deeply etched in my memory forever. (See more at http://artandcreativity-maree.blogspot.com)
testing my new watercolor kit on a moleskine and painting first time with watercolor (not on right watercolor paper)
Landscape – oil pastels
This one was submitted earlier but somehow was not published yet. I hope it will not become a double post…
Here’s a beautiful sunset we had a month or two back that I painted from a picture I took. I’m quite happy with how it turned out but not at all happy with the scan. The colors are more vibrant is some areas, and more subtle in others. I tried scanning it and photographing it but I still couldn’t really capture the color. Oh well I enjoyed painting it, very relaxing. If anyone could share any tips they’ve found to get accurate images I’d appreciate it very much.
My personal landscape in the winter. So sad that my scanner isn’t catching the blues that well. It’s Day 167 of the 365 Day Art Challenge (you can follow here: http://pencilshavings.typepad.com)
5″x 8″ Watercolor on Moleskine Sketchbook
Out and about one day, and I drove by this colorful rice field so I had to stop and sketch it. This was done not to far from Alvin, TX home of Nolan Ryan the famous Astros/Ranger Major League Baseball Pitcher. You can even get a pound of chuck at the local grocery store from his ranch. Ive never tried it though.
Farm gate in Magaliesburg – watercolour in Moleskine
The town of Magaliesburg in Western Gauteng, South Africa, has these lovely little meandering roads leading off the main road, going to the various properties and farms, some on the banks of the Magalies River. This entrance to someone’s farm is not far from a little Bistro we frequent and, as we drove past, this gate caught my eye and we stopped so I could do a quick sketch, finished it off when I got home. Wonder what’s on the other side of the gate?