Monday, December 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I'm still not too sure where I'm going with this one, changed horses in mid-stream, which is okay,..... and I should sign off at that before I start sliding into a whole raft of metaphores......... as I did there..
I'll be back on this one
Watercolour 7 x 5, with pen and ink on gesso-primed 200lb Bockingford paper
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I started this small study last night, it's the first in a series I intend to do of this place, a series of..... well, two at least - I'm always full of good intentions....
I haven't been here for about ten years and more, when a friend and I dropped in on the drive up to Tobermory. I recall the salmon were running that week, they were everywhere we went, or so it seemed, laying around in great lumps, resting between waterfalls.....
I took lots of photos that week ....... and can't find one of them anywhere right now. This I painted from a photo taken more recently by my friend Eric Norcross, - thank you, Eric.
Watercolour 7" x 5" on Gesso-primed Bockingford 200lb paper
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The building shown at centre is sort of ...well, it's stolen from Robin Hood's Bay and hacked about a bit, everything else I made up as I went along, and is pure Vyv Green....
It's likely I shall be doing some more of these over the next few days - seeing that I have a full sheet of paper gessoed up and cut up and sitting there...... perhaps then, if the muse appears, I might consider doing a bigger piece.... long overdue....
Watercolour, pen and ink with gouache hi-lights on gessoed 200lb Bockingford paper... 5" x 7"