Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Local Landscapes Week 1


'Kestor 10/1/12 '
graphite, gouache and ink on Ingres paper

I mentioned new year resolutions in my previous post, when I showed you the ernormous reading list. Now I'm going to introduce the other major resolution I've made! 
I need to brush up my landscape sketching skills, so I have decide to do a local landscape drawing or painting each week this year. They are not intended to be major works of art, simply an exercise for me, where I can be freer and more experimental with materials if I want.
Todays effort was this, a granite outcrop with a lot of strata lines.
For now, I will have to work from photos, as the weather is not conducive to 'plein air' painting, though I hope I might be able to get out and about with my sketchbook a bit more often this year.

7 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful as can be~

A mermaid in the attic said...

Good for you Danielle! I haven't put it down as a specific NY resolution, but MORE SKETCHING is definitely needed for me. I just don't seem to get around to it enough, and I've got into that silly state of mind now where I think everything needs to be a 'finished' piece of art, and have forgotten how to play and learn.

Bovey Belle said...

I am brushing up my drawing skills but whether I shall ever paint is debatable as we never used anything more demanding than poster paints at school!!!

I love this painting of Kestor. It has the Dartmoor magic in it.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Lovely, very "English" looking piece :)

Jules said...

I hope we will get to benefit from your new years resolutions and get a peek now and then at your sketching. It is always a delight to see anything you put to paper!

Merri said...

Geez - you are good. the picture and your resolution! I made a similar one... EVERY DAY I have to write, or draw. preferably both, but I just don't seem to have time for both. So far, 12 days running, I've kept it : )
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Bluebell Woods said...

just gorgeous paintings. I love the details without it being overworked. Lovely
Janice

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