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Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekend In Wells - Day 2



Day two kicked in while I was still awake, as does every new day with me. Joan had retired for the night and was sleeping while I sketched the view from my bed in the cottage before going to sleep myself.

The following morning we drove to the beach and set ourselves up on our travel chairs. A quick sketch in my journal to loosen up...



Then I decided to take out an 11"x15" watercolour block and complete a plein air painting right there on the beach in under 30 minutes with a big brush and nice loose washes.



After my plein air painting, I moved back to my journal...



The dreadful sketches of people in the spread above gave me cause for some figure practice.



Much happier with those.

In the evening, after a delicious chinese take out, I decided to experiment with one of my sketches and used gouache on Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I plan to enhance what I ended up with below with some soft pastels some time in the future.

5 comments:

Judith said...

I love the painting of the bed.

Terri Kahrs said...

Sooooo lovely! I've truly enjoyed this post more than you know!

Margaret Ann said...

LOVE the spread with all the different figures...VERY cool! :)

iva yaneva said...

wow, looks like you were very inspired that day:) everything looks fantastic, especially love the figures - good job! :)

Joan said...

Anita - You did so many sketches in one day!! I love the one of the room in the cottage and the quick sketch on the beach! Wonderful work!!