Despite the hiatus, I still managed to get a quick sketch done yesterday on the way home from work. I went back to a local farm that I had sketched recently and was intrigued by the haystack that had appeared since my last visit. The sketch was done a little too hastily and that haste became even worse when a bee that was bigger than a hummingbird decided it liked the taste of the honey in my Schmincke paints! After digesting all that Cadmium and Cobalt it's probably become a radioactive mutant ninja bee now lol. Dissatisfied with the sketch, I decided to rework it into a complete painting and a better composition, all done in the comfort of home! I'm still not entirely happy with the result but overall it's a reasonable effort.
PS These images, which were photographed in daylight, replace the original awful scanned images I originally posted - time to put the scanner away I think :)
|Haystack, watercolour and Inktense pencil on Clairefontaine 300gsm/140lb Not, 24cm x 30cm/9.5" x 12"|
And especially for Sue, here's the original sketch.
Happy painting and have a lovely weekend everyone. Normal posting will be resumed as soon as possible :)