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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Chatteris Festival Week


5x7" - ink and watercolour

I was recently offered the chance to sketch at Chatteris museum and then exhibit my sketches during the Chatteris festival week. The museum has a lot of interesting items, some of which I captured in my sketchbook when I took the offer up and used the museum as my venue for the 13th Worldwide Sketchcrawl.

I will be exhibiting my sketchbook but thought it might be nice to hang a small framed piece too. Me being me, I had this genius idea today and started it at around 11.30pm this evening...the work is due tomorrow!
I popped into the museum earlier today and shot a few quick photos before picking my Son up, it was a little rushed, as a result the photos make you feel drunk if you look at them too long! However, among them was a half decent shot of some old kitchen bits and pieces, so that is the one I used a reference for the piece above.

14 comments:

Dave said...

How exciting! I'm sure museum visitors will love seeing your sketchbook. This is very nice. I like the way you've created texture in the background which contrasts really well with the shiny metal.

Anita said...

Thanx Dave. This is the first time I've framed and exhibited a pen and wash, it was great fun to paint!

Sandy said...

This is simply Striking in warmth and patina - absolutely Lovely metal!!! Great composition - Just Great!

Anita said...

Thankyou Sandy. My regular work with my sketchbooks seems to have loosened me up a little, which I am very pleased about.

Lynn said...

This is fabulous. You really managed to capture the shine and reflections of the metals. Great job!

phthaloblu said...

OOohhh, I really like this. Those reflections and the whole composition and the colors. Beautiful!

SCquiltaddict said...

this is just terrific...love the colors, the shapes...the darks..the highlites...LOVE it...and congratulations
maggie in sc to lazy to retype...my son is signed it..

Anita said...

Thankyou Lynn!

Anita said...

Thanx Phthaloblu!

Anita said...

LOL...Thankyou Margaret!

Serena said...

Lovely work as always, Anita. No doubt, there will be a lot of interest in your exhibits at the museum.

gingermoggy said...

Anita-this is a wonderful study - The milk churn and (i think)worn white enamel really jogged a memory for me aboutgoing 'bargain hunting' at boot sales and garage sales when I was younger! Jules

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Serena!

Anita said...

Thankyou Jules!
Yes, the items reminded me of car boot sales too and I think you are right with the 'milk churn'.