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Red Sky at Morning, Shepherds’ Warning – Ink/Inktense on a Watercolour Moleskine
We get a lot of incredibly coloured morning skies, here in Ratho, as the sun rises over the Pentland Hills to the south. The old proverb was certainly true in this instance. Within an hour of taking a photograph of this scene of one of our local canal bridges, the rain was coming down in torrents. At least this should auger well for this season’s vegetable plot. The sharp bend in the road is typical of my area as many of the country roads run parallel to the canal then suddenly cross it, meaning a violent twist in direction. At least this ensures traffic is unable to reach any great speed locally but one has to be careful when out walking or sketching.
Road and Sky
This is my first post, my first Moleskine, and second piece in it. I drew with Indian ink pen then watercolors overtop. last summer i went to Florence and took a bus up to a small town in the Tuscan mountains called fiesole and this is what i remember it being like.
in colors – http://www.ninhol.com
‘I’ve looked on clouds from both sides now …’ (from a Joni Mitchell song)
Drawing done in a shaky plane. I was close to dumping the ballpoint pencil as it spit a black hole on the paper. I tried to eliminate it by rubbing … which made the hole white again but also deeper (goes all the way through the paper now …)