Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sketchbook Tuesday - sketching spring

Last Friday was a typical spring day here in our mountains. The thermometer was trying hard to reach 60 degrees F, it was overcast and quite breezy. A friend had organized a sketch outing for our girls and ourselves so off we went to a nearby park. With the breeze, papers had to be weighted down and even palettes wanted to blow over. When the girls tired of sitting still sketching they ran off and played kick ball. My friend and I shivered under layers of sweaters and jackets but managed to get some sketching in. Above is my attempt. A sketch with a brown colored pencil, filled in with watercolor and finished off with more brown colored pencil.

12 comments:

Melisa said...

From your sketch, it looks like a lovely area, even if it was chilly.

Revelle said...

looks very springy!!! still waiting for the 60's to arrive and stay put!

Jennifer Rose said...

very lovely landscape :)

glad it didn't blow away in the wind :)

drawn2be said...

Beautiful sketch...even has the frosty feel to it! Hope you are healing and mending with each drawing and painting, Ann.

AutumnLeaves said...

Your sketches are always so beautiful, Ann. I still think owning one of your sketchbooks would be priceless!

Sandra said...

Thanks for suffering the cold temperatures. We get to see a really nice sketch!

Cathy Holtom said...

I love your sketch, you get a real feel for the cold early spring.

meegan said...

lovely, and i like the way that indigo-blue colour ties it all together.

Shalini said...

It looks so colorful and young..! Nice one

nanke's stuff said...

It really is lovely. The composition and the colors are just right! nancy

Alex said...

Nice one Ann!

Ann said...

Thanks everyone!

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