Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Walk Three Hundred and Forty-Four – Walking and painting

Another day stuck in front of the computer. Robin is off work at the moment so he made me stop at eleven o’ clock to do some back exerises. He made lunch and then at the end of the day he and Xavier accompanied me on my walk. I do love adult company when I walk, so this was a rare treat. However Robin has no patience with me stopping to draw so I did this as we walked. Amazing how it’s possible to walk, draw and paint with these little watercolour sets and waterbrushes.
130mm x 195mm pen and watercolour in moleskine


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is such a charming sketch, Julie. And you did it walking? You must have a very steady hand and arm. I'd think each step you took would joggle your brush.

4:18 am  
Blogger Felicity said...

Crumbs, I was thinking yesterday that it's so difficult to sketch outdoors because there are so few places to SIT! Another delightful sketch! These will be so great to look back on when the children are older.

8:16 am  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Your Xavier sounds like a beaut little chap. Painting on the hop - that must have been difficult! Makes for a pretty pic anyway. Reminds me of the trip we had to Bateman's Bay and back and I was drawing landscapes as Joe drove at a hundred k!

9:34 am  
Blogger muddy red shoes said...

very nice sketch and while walking...I am impressed!

1:05 pm  
Blogger Lin said...


6:30 pm  
Blogger wheatgerm said...

perfect composition

9:40 pm  
Blogger Penny said...

this one is lovely, such feeling of motion and it really catches the moment.

12:19 am  
Blogger Alison said...

Yes, a really lovely one today.

1:00 pm  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

I've often wondered how others deal with wanting to sketch while with others. I've found some people will enjoy just talking away on and on while I draw, which is great, since I can't really talk and draw easily. But others want my full attention so I don't try to draw with them. It's amazing how you captured all the wonderful shadows and details while walking!

8:42 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you all for your nice comments. At this stage in my life I can't necessarily find the ideal amount of time to sketch, or a comfortable position, or encouraging company, so I just have to make the best of whatever moments I can find and happily go with the flow of serendipitous blobs of paint, jolts from Xavier etc. But it's far better than how I was previously where I did nothing because of the lack of perfect conditions.

11:28 pm  

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