Monday, January 01, 2007

Walk Two Hundred and Fifty-One – First painting of the year

pheasantwalk

What a beautiful morning to start 2007! It’s overcast now but it was wonderful to get out before the clouds covered the sky. I did choose what must have been the windiest spot possible (a completely unprotected top of the hill) on my walk, so a couple of passing walkers probably thought I’d taken leave of my sanity. And dear Rufus was as patient as ever while I painted.

255mm x 170mm watercolour on Arches HP paper

9 Comments:

Blogger Hashi said...

You really do an amazing job with puddles. Happy New Year, Julie. I have so much enjoyed your journey this past year, and am keen to virtually walk beside you in 2007.

4:13 pm  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow what a lovely day - here we haven't seen the sky yet - through the clouds and rain. Great drawing and a Happy New Year to you and your family Julie.

4:45 pm  
Blogger Sioux said...

This is absolutely lovely!

1:41 am  
Blogger Penny said...

I love the puddles too, and that lovely green! and the richness of the furrows. Makes me green with envy, here it is getting dryer and dryer and hotter.

5:50 am  
Blogger Katherine said...

I'm on catch-up after maarathon blogging for the last few days

What a great sketch to start the New Year with. Do you find the Arches HP helps with the result?

12:10 pm  
Blogger Marie-Dom said...

Beautiful!!! I admire your determination to get out there everyday and draw. I would so like to do the same, but I just don't find the time! I love looking at your blog. Happy New Year Julie!
MD

7:32 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Katherine, the material can help but quite often I've done a sketch that I'm happy with on fairly poor quality paper. The reason some of them are better seems to be more down to the fact that I've found a fairly comfortable position and I've had the right amount of time to do justice to the medium and the subject. Also luck.

10:02 am  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Yummy scrumptious colors and design. One of my favorites!

8:58 am  
Anonymous Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

How did I manage not to comment on this one! I remember when I saw it, I was entranced...beautiful, beautiful job.

And how on earth did I miss nearly everything between this and today, the 14th? It's lovely catching up with you, Julie! Wish I could walk with you...

5:02 pm  

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