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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A riveting good subject...


yes, I've sketched a vacuum cleaner!   Well, to my mind, it's a good design and a straight forward object to sketch and paint, so heck I thought I would share it with you here:


A quick pencil sketch and then a nice amount of delicious paint - and I had the sketchbook at a slight angle to allow the paint to run down a little.  The nice thing about doing a Loose sketch is that you can drop extra paint into it whilst still nice and wet and almost let the painting Paint Itself.


when the above paint had completely dried
I put in some detail...


and when that detail paint had dried
I went over with ink...



~ I better get on with some housework now! ~






28 comments:

  1. Yes, you get on with your housework, while I ignore mine and admire your hoover!
    :)

    I love the effects you have here with watercolour!

    Sue x

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    1. Thanks Sue, I like seeing the watercolours mingle and mix on the paper (although this was sketchbook paper)even so it was nice to do.

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  2. I love ink. It really brings a loose painting together. Nicely done. How timely, I was just thinking about vacuums this morning, but alas, not to paint..which would be much more fun.. we need to get this house clean after ten days of our neighbors dog with us and company coming Wednesday. :))

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    1. You and me too, I actually need to get on and USE my vacuum. Come to think about it, I need to use the duster too! lol.

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  3. :) Maybe you better paint it first. :)

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  4. This is suddenly making me very fond of vacuums :)

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    1. Lol. I could start a trend 'Draw a Household Object'! Now where's the kettle?

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  5. I like looking at your vacuum, but it's not inspiring me to clean my house.

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  6. nice work, it looks like a musical note!

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  7. Sweet Ann, but mine would have to include dog hair! xox

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    1. Oh don't worry Corrine, so does this one, to the point that husb. has to sort the filters out for me ☺

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  8. Well done Ann , the ink is really pulling the work together !

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    1. Yes, I was surprised what a difference the ink made :)

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  9. Sketching it is MUCH better than DOING it! LOL

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  10. Fantastic painting, thanks for explaining how you did it! Valerie

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  11. Wow, that's impressive! You make such an ordinary tool look interesting.

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  12. Much better to make art with it than use it! Great interpretation!

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    1. That's my way of thinking Lorik, lol.

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  13. Yes, and why not! Inspiration is everywhere! Love it!

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  14. Well that is one way to delay house work!!! You draw so beautifully Ann - I am pea green with envy!
    Sandy

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    1. That's what I thought Sandy, why work when I can draw!

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