Saturday, November 04, 2006

Walk One Hundred and Ninety-three – Bluebellers

The weekends are a mecca for the bluebell woods. Rufus was missed on this walk. I quickly drew other people out to catch the last rays of sunshine. I had been able to vist and hug Rufus earlier on, he’s a bit better, and the vet said he was ‘cautiously optimistic’ - which is hopeful. I am throughly exhausted now after a market shop, chauffeuring, cooking mackerel for supper, and taking kids to the big public fireworks display, so night night, I’m off to bed.

270mm X 180mm ink pen on cartridge


Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Beaut lively sketches of people.

I do hope that Rufus has recovered by now. Pets are certainly part of the family. We had a reddish-brown corgi-kelpie cross who had pups and our boys just loved her.

Guy Fawkes Night - so you still have bonfires? When we were young we had a great night with fireworks, etc. but later it got banned.

2:33 am  
Blogger Tami said...

Hope Rufus continues to improve. I'll be saying special prayers for all of you.

Great gesture sketches. I love the busyness captured in them.

5:09 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure there's a special angel to look after both you and Rufus.I think you, your family, your concern for your dog, and your beautiful art works are special too. I really hope Rufus gets well, and I love your sketches.You put in a hard day! Sleep well!

10:42 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you Tami, Wendy and anon. As you can see from the next post our prayers have been answered and Rufus is on the mend - which is absolutely fantastic.
Anon - I was so tired yesterday - I've just been correcting all the typos in the post!

3:41 pm  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

What's so interesting to me about these sketches is that when viewed small here, they read perfectly as people. When I looked at them larger on Flickr, I can see just how sketchy they really are and how few lines are really needed to define people and animals. Now I want to go out sketching and give it a try. Thanks as always for the inspiration and education!

6:32 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Jana they are literally ten/twenty second scribbles in my sketchbook drawn as people approached me. I think us humans are really good at filling in the gaps when the subject is people or faces, so the roughest approximation often works.

10:26 pm  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

These are really great. I feel inspired!

11:32 am  

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