At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Watching the setting sun

A week or so ago the weather here was back to Summer and the sunsets to go with it.  Luckily we had a camera handy and I captured the sun setting over Woolacombe
















almost gone...



 Gone !

When we got home I just had to do a quick sketch of it -



I kept it really simple by laying on a lot of clear water first and dropping in the colours so they spread. There was very little painting on my part with this....I just wanted to remember the scene in a different way to having the photos.

....Oh, and  I took out the sun by covering the top of a watercolour tube with tissue, it was that easy.





17 comments:

  1. Wonderful photo's of a wonderful view! Your sketch is great, so soft! And thanks for the tip! :)

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  2. I love your style! Beautiful sunset!

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  3. Thank you Judy...glad I added the tip!

    Thank you Robin :)
    Thank you Annie :)

    The fact you all take the time and trouble to comment is really appreciated.

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  4. A great way to remember that lovely late burst of summer.

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  5. Thanks Judith...yes I'm glad I've recorded it as I hear, and if we are to believe it, that there is some very different weather on the way!

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  6. Lovely sketch and what an inventive way to get the sun out. That's not one I'd heard before. Thank you xx

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  7. Thank you Pat....I'm full of useful information (~cough, cough~)

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  8. Dear Ann,
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos and the painting. You've captured the mood. Congrats! Me,too, love watching sunset at a sea. When you come to Sydney, come over! I'll take you to a beautiful beach.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  9. Thank you so much Sadami....

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  10. I really like your style....you say so much in your pictures

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  11. Thank you Brinda...I appreciate your comment :)

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  12. Well didn't I come by at just the right moment! I took photos of the moon before it set this morning. It is a clearly bright moon in a purplish early morning light. Now I know a way to get the moon in my picture without worrying about the roundness or without using friskit.

    Your picture came out pretty and a good representative of the sunset.

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  13. Foarte frumos surprins soarele apunand!

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  14. Thanks you Freebird...I use a non techo type camera (in other words 'simple' for me to cope with) and it takes the most amazing photos for me.

    Thank you Marius....Vă mulţumim pentru comentariul dvs. Marius

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  15. What a romantic. These lovely shots played like a moving image as I scrolled down the page. There is magic in a sunset.

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  16. You are so right Bella, you can never beat a good sunset:)

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