To the castle!

February 15, 2017

At the river:

Advertisements

14 Responses to “To the castle!”

  1. I love the looseness of these!

  2. memadtwo said

    Great energy here…and I had forgotten about drawing negative space. A good exercise, and I like your results. (K)

    • There were so many ‘layers’ at that end of the castle, the negative spaces seemed to be more prominent. Perhaps something to do with the light. I want to come back to that area, lots of interesting, substantial shapes. One good thing about the intense cold – less people about, but had to admit defeat and retreat to the museum and cafe.

      • memadtwo said

        I’ve never tried drawing outside in winter…do you use gloves? My hands get so cold.

        • I had some fingerless ones on this day. Short and sharp sketches. I’ve wanted to do more colour sketches, but I think will have to wait for warmer weather. I took my watercolours this day but left my water bottle at home. Found a rain filled bottle cap to do the couple of trees with a brush! I don’t think our winters are as cold as yours, but I suppose it’s all relative

  3. I am enjoying these loose drawings! Very very nice!

  4. kestrelart said

    I like these – so many different explorations. But without doubt my favourites are those which also contain the road signs. Somehow these go beyond simple sketches. There is contrast of three dimensional nature with artificial flat surfaces but the shapes in the signs echo those of the trees.

    • I’d love to say that was a conscious decision by us, but the sign for the lock and the weir is that shape, but perhaps that’s why we turned and drew in that direction?? On another note, I’ve been to an exhibition this week and as well as being fabulous and exhilirating and inspiring it has made me feel rather desperate that I don’t/can’t/won’t do more drawing/painting and what I do is so measly! More field trips needed I think and I might ditch the pens as it encourages me to ignore the solid. Did your V&A trip bring out any negative feelings?

      • kestrelart said

        Hi OA
        I’m sorry you have been feeling low over drawing. What can I say? Drawing is a journey. I have very similar doubts over playing the guitar, feeling I just don’t have the talent to make it worthwhile, though I keep at it. But drawing is different. The idea of not drawing seems weird. And you do definitely have talent!
        Perhaps it’s this pesky need to work for a living that’s the problem. With more time you (and I ) could develop those sketches into finished pieces. Still, that’s not without its challenge. As long as I’m just sketching, there’s no meaning. Once you are “doing art” it carries a significance … perhaps.
        I’m up for another days drawing – it was good. For what it’s worth your tree pictures have been inspiring. I went out for a couple hours last weekend and had your sketches very much in mind when I was drawing. I’ll post them tomorrow. I see lots of development on your sketches one post to the next.

  5. Sorry for the gloom KA, i must stop commenting at night when tired! I have pulled myself together and am out now by the river, new chalks in hand. I occassionally get these desperate feelings of time running out. I went to see the Joan Eardley exhibition. She died at 42 and, seemingly to me, slam dunk in the middle of an outpouring of creativity. I found the exhibition quite emotional, especially her last few sketches. I know I see things by extremes which isn’t always helpful. With the stopping and starting we both have to do, I wonder what we miss by not continuing a train of thought. Looking forward to seeing these new trees I’ve inspired! I must say you’ve prompted me to pull out the conte crayons and have them here today. Back to the drawing….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

peter robinson artist

recent paintings and thoughts on art

elainedesterreart

original expressionist/surreal visual art.

sillage

la trace fluide du chemin parcouru

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East

little wing art studio

Kellie Jagoe Fine Art

StyleConversations

Style Conversations

yocollector - Romania

amalgam, colectii diverse, colectie insigne, colectie brelocuri, artizanat, magneti frigider, etc...

Hazel Blithesome

Love turns work into rest. (Saint Teresa of Avila)

inconstant light

liven up your party with a space-time anomaly

Glitter Peach

Glitter Pixie's Enchanted Arts & Crafts House

street art united states

a boston based street art community

Farbenrausch - Art Oppelland-Hampel

Meine Bilderwelten in Acryl - My Painting Worlds in Acrylic - Mi Mundo en Acrílico

back to the drawing board

“Every artist was first an amateur." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reema's Garden

Gardening Simplified!!

The Wrong Art

Multi talented or too much of a good thing.

Fond Memories

by Rachel Galbreath

Learn Fun Facts

An Archive of Curious Facts for the Curious

Journal of Seeing by John Dyess

John's personal journey through life, art and history

iArtichokeu's Book Reviews

Book Reviews: Scifi and Fantasy!

ALONG THE INTERSTICE

poems and photographs

canantopaloglu

I am a simple woman, love paper. I am a paper lover................

wordsaboveswords

Through every vein, flows aqua regia!

The Plein Air Experience

No Camera Needed

sanslartigue

The silent camera

Alison Sloggett

Drawing, Painting, Printing, Making.

dweinberg415

A painting a day for a year of San Francisco

Before I Forget

notes to help remember stuff

benvonheusinger

Pictures out of my head

Blonde Babie Blog

A look into the mind, life & times of a blonde beach bunny, Orange County Girl 🐰🍊

Ros's Paintings

My Progress in Painting

betweenstops

Drawings & Light Philosophic Observations

Calm quotes

Inspirational and motivational quotes

rós

Hi! I'm Rosa, aka Rós / Cécile / Cao Yi, and this is my blog! I'm a student in visual communication and I like loads of stuff, so...it's kind of a mess here.

Mayou Art

Artwork by Stacy Mayou

alessenlog2

My log for Painting 1 OCA

%d bloggers like this: