The Rising Storm
The inside cover of my newest sketchbook.
A Trifle Breezy – Watercolour
So the end of the world didn’t happen. I’m beginning to wonder if the calculations were just slightly out. Parts of Scotland are being hit, as I paint this, by a ferocious storm with 70-80mph gusts of wind accompanied by rain. This WAS forecast despite the misguided predictions of Armageddon. At least we are spared the awful storms in other parts of the globe, especially those in the USA. Mind you, our American friends do not have the additional problem of the Icelandic people firing volcanoes at them. Is someone trying to tell us something
PS The TV has just announced that the wind reached 100mph not far from me. If I don’t see you again its been good to know you.
A page that came from playing around with swirls in micron ink and then some prismacolor pencils.
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).
This started as a bit of a study in stylized clouds forms and then became a study in stylized waves, wind, rain and lightning as well.