Sunday, October 29, 2006

Walk One Hundred and Eighty-Seven – Those puddles again

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Xavier wasn’t with me the last time I drew these puddles, so I thought they would entertain him while I tried to draw them. On the way back we stopped to see if we could see rabbits in the field near the scout hut. In the field, in addition to the rabbits hopping around, there was a lovely sight of a mesh of spider’s webs like a mist six inches above the ground. They were backlit by the sun and the breeze made them ripple like the sea. It was a beautiful few hours of sunshine, but oh how I detest these dark evenings – which are arriving an hour earlier as the clocks have changed today.

10 Comments:

Blogger Penny said...

I like this black and white one. Freezing cold here in the mornings and we have just started daylight saving, ok in the evening. Not so good early, takes a while to get used to.

9:50 pm  
Blogger Tami said...

This is wonderful, Julie. I was stuck on the perspective on the drawing I was doing tonight; when I popped open your blog, it was just the help I needed. Thanks! I love these simple sketches!

I think a lot of us are having a tough time with this time change.

8:11 am  
Blogger Alison said...

Oh, send me a puddle in a plastic bag - maybe Xavier will soon have ice to break with his wellies. You've got a few more dark evenings to go, poor you - I have horrible heat but probably no humidity, at least.

9:25 am  
Anonymous Annie said...

Oh, lovely puddles for Xavier! We don't like time changes, either. We live on a farm, but the time change means that it's getting dark by the time that Cris's Mommy gets home from teaching school, so there's not much daylight left for Mommy and her 2 and 1/2 year-old to take a walk, together. And chores may be done by pickup lights.

10:19 pm  
Blogger Glyn Watkins said...

As someone who does not have a TV or a family to look after I just leave the clocks alone, and can save the extra hour in bed for when I next have to get up really early.

9:32 am  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Such beautiful lines! Is this with your water brushes filled with ink or something else? I so love your line drawings.

3:26 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

For the nth time I am attempting to reply to all your comments. This morning I decided to follow Penny's example and get up really early so I get the most of whatever daylight there is - we'll see how long I can keep it up. Jana this is inkpen (medium rather than fine nib) I am thinking I might start adding art and technical details on my posts.

4:10 pm  
Anonymous petescully said...

this is brilliant. i am afraid of puddles. drawing them i mean.

6:06 pm  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Julie,
as you might have guessed I haven't been here for a little while so I'm feeling the need to comment on all the great stuff you have been doing. Well not all -there's too much. I love this sketch it is just great, your skills are amazing. You must have got so much out of this project. I still can't beleive that you are keeping it up. Well done.
Your colour work on this blog is really gorgeous too. I'm going to put a link on my blog if that's okay with you.

11:46 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Pete, don't be afraid, they can be very easy.
Andrea, thanks for all your compliments and I'm always delighted for people to link to me.

11:05 pm  

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