Saturday, 15 April 2017


Just had another lovely day painting and sketching at Arlington Court here in North Devon.

....this sketch is across two pages in my concertina Seawhite sketchbook.  It takes watercolour well.

~ The Arcade Carriage Museum ~

Although the above sketch wasn't my main aim on this visit, I did get some reference work done, including the Granary....

quick sketch - ink and watercolour
(a loosen up, get the feel for the place exercise)

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This next painting could become a completed work, once framed with a matt/mount board.
(measures 12" x 9")
Drawn with dip ink using my 'improvised pen' - a piece of bamboo with a matchstick in it - matchstick sharpened to a point.  It gives a random line, which sometimes can be better than using a standard pen

I moved position a couple of times whilst there and got another view of this granary,
which as you see, still awaits watercolour which I will do in the studio.

The great advantage to being there in person, is that the scene and feel of the place imprints itself in the brain,  completing a painting at home is like I'm still there.

I was delighted when my friend Elsie Roff happened along.  Being a great photographer she took some photos of me drawing....

Can you tell it was windy and cold there, I was prepared with extra jumpers as layers but even so I got frozen brrrrr!, which is when I retreated to the arcade
.......ahhh what artists go through, lol.

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Marie Smith said...

I smiled when I read about your experience with the cold. I was taking photos a few days ago and almost had frostbite on one hand.

Love the photo your friend took. It looks cold.

Well done, Ann.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the sketches and seeing the inspired artist hard at work - I'm just sorry *she* was cold! :-)

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤Happy Easter!!!

robin cox walsh said...

Gives new meaning to 'suffering artist!" Brrrr :0 Lovely scenes though. I like the granary!

Eileen said...

Oh dear, you are suffering for your art but so worth it :)

ann @ studiohyde said...

I was lucky last week when the weather was sunny, but sometimes you just have to 'get out there' don't you, lol.

ann @ studiohyde said...

I eventually warmed up, lol

ann @ studiohyde said...

Precisely!...makes it all worthwhile, lol ....brrrrrrrr

ann @ studiohyde said...

I know, but there was a point when I nearly packed up completely, lol

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