Sunday, 9 March 2014

Quick sketch

Although I do paintings large and small on canvas using acrylics, you may have guessed by now that I enjoy Watercolours too.  At the moment I'm working my way slowly through a collection of watercolour paintings, which I intend to frame and sell.  These I will share here eventually....but be patient I don't intend to hurry them.

In the meantime another part of watercolours for me is Sketching.  Sometimes they are roughly done quick notes (for reference later) or they turn into a more detailed watercolour - but still a sketch nonetheless.  It's strange how a rough sketch, that barely looks like the subject, can actually remind me of what the place/object was like at that time.

Here's one that probably fits in between rough sketch and detailed...okay lets call it a loose sketch ....I actually love painting these.   I do a quick pencil outline and then get to enjoy the feeling of the brush and painterlyness (I know, that isn't a word...but it is Sunday and that's the mood I'm painterlyness it is)  :-)

.....sketched from this photo of our daughter's little dog Hamish...(with permission - thanks Lil)

I used:
Burnt Sienna
Ultramarine Blue
Perm Rose


  1. Your sketch not only captures the puppy having a good time, but the joy of you putting paint to paper.

  2. I like the loose style you have used for this little dog. I keep trying to loosen up my style and am hoping that joining PPP&P will give me the impetus to do it.
    Thank you for commenting - you are my first PPP&P commenter! I'll be back.

    1. I'm sure joining in PPP&P will help your art work and I'm looking forward to seeing lots more drawings from you Jez.

  3. Just lovely you captured his essence!

  4. A very handsome Hamish in both pics :-)

  5. It is SO a word! I knew it was Hamish before I saw the reference photo!

  6. A wonderful picture of Hamish. Sarah x

  7. I missed this. You do these so well. Fun to see them. Will also be fun to see the new paintings when done. No pressure tho lol