Acrylic on A2 canvas block. I have completed the first module of my course and am now free to paint whatever I like! I have decided I like using acrylics and have been working on some storks using this area as a background. The storks are here at the moment having baby storks, and I have taken masses of photos to use as reference.
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I am still here but a bit busy to be blogging and reading lots of blogs. But thanks to those of you who are still stopping by! This is an old cork oak tree that lives down by the river. It is a line drawing of the bark detail that I did for an exercise the other day. Happy summertime to you all!
An exercise on my course was to draw a tonal study of bones or shells. I wanted a skull! I sent out a plea on a local facebook page and within an hour a lovely lady had got back to me with the offer to lend me a calf skull and I drove out to collect it, just outside of Jimena. When I saw it I had to stop myself doing a little dance as it was large with HORNS! It still had some tufty hair and teeth too…
When I got back my cat Sabi was very intrigued….
Well, if you are not totally bored now, here is the fast charcoal sketch I did of the side and also a pencil sketch.
Have a great Sunday,
p.s. for the pedantic folk out there I KNOW you spell it with one L…
A line drawing exercise of some things I picked up on Sotogrande beach this last weekend, as a still life. Note to self – sea holly is SHARP! Also, a handful of sand taken home to add to the background ends up EVERYWHERE….’Twaz fun though 🙂
The site of a Roman town called Baelo Claudia is on the Atlantic coast by the town and beach of Bolonia, just up from Tarifa. My sister has been here this week so I took her there and managed to grab some sketching time whilst she was having a look around the visitor centre there. Well worth a visit! We even climbed the enormous sand dune at the end of the beach and felt very ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ 😉
My sister Jocelyn!