Saturday, December 02, 2006

Walk Two Hundred and Twenty-One – Ayres End


I’m such a scatty person. I set out with what I thought were all the bits I needed to do a watercolour painting, however when I opened my bag I discovered I’d forgotten the paints! All I had was my ink pen, some watercolour paper and some waterbrushes. It was probably a good thing as it was freezing and having to make colour choices on top of everything else would have taken longer.

260mm x 180mm on Arches cold pressed paper


Anonymous paula said...

Well, despite forgetting the watercolors, this turned out beautiful! How brave of you to take on the cold and do outdoor sketching!

12:56 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful, Julie--you didn't need those watercolors! The colors you pulled out of the ink are lovely.

3:43 am  
Blogger Penny said...

Lovely colours and lovely theme, looks cold and wintry, keep them up Julie, I need to see this sort of stuff, not dry and dust.

4:20 am  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Fine as it is without lots of colours. I like the shape - the kind of diagonal line in the middle.
Hey, Julie, things are looking crook in Fiji, lurching towards chaos, a kind of coup or putsh or something brewing for tomorrow.

8:49 am  
Blogger Alison said...

Beautiful, delicate mark-making. I'm glad you forgot the colours.

10:53 am  
Blogger Tami said...

Whoo hoo! Nice job capturing the light across the field! Not having the paint didn't hurt it at all! Beautiful!!!

2:31 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Paula, trust me to set myself a year-long challenge in May - with little thought of the winter.
If only I could share the wet we have with you Penny.
Wendy, Oh gosh I hope not. These idiots need their heads banging together, Fiji has no hope of being a nation that anyone takes seriously - or a place where people want to spend their money if it contiinues to have a reputation for instability.
alison, I think you're right it was a fortuitous lapse.
Tami those long shadows and the furrows were the main thing that appealed to me about the scene.

6:45 pm  
Blogger Hashi said...

I love the shadows too.

4:47 pm  

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