Saturday, December 02, 2006

Walk Two Hundred and Twenty-One – Ayres End

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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

8 Comments:

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.
Annie

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.
W.

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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