Beach Huts At Sunset
After a fairly rough summer, my husband and I were able to take a long holiday to recharge and finally celebrate our 25th anniversary, which was in July. Considering it is September and I have not shared the sketchbook pages from July yet, it became an easy choice, besting all the finishes and WIP-s I amassed during that time. I have been experimenting with different watercolours alongside markers and exploring new subject matter as well.
We have been having heatwaves, which might explain why my sketchbook is filled with cold weather paintings. I started the July sketches with the colourful beach huts of Northumberland basking in the sunset colours by the cool water.
Dance is not a theme that comes easily to me, so I picked it specially to push myself a little. I started sketching the figures and slowly it became a dream sequence. I am not much into poetry, but there are a few poets that I like. The words of W. B. Yeats seemed to befit this piece, so I added them with a silver pen. I did take the liberty to change the context a little.
Birch Trees In The Snow
I love walking in the snow. Everything gets so quiet that you can almost hear yourself breathe. The white birch tree grove standing tall invites me to explore a little further into the woods.
This was another experimental piece. I was going to paint a folk-art piece, but the painting had a different intention. My Dala horse decided to take on the grunge colours instead.
My Pride And Prejudice friends will recognise this bridge, I am sure of it. My personal addition was the Willow Tree. Perylene Green is one of my favourite colours, and the colour was perfect for this scene.
Windmills From Sweden
When we travelled across Sweden, we came across an area dotted with windmills, relics from days gone by. It really pleases me that they are protected and hopefully will continue to stand tall for many a year to come.
La Belle Discordia
If I had a canoe, I imagine it would have its own mind and take me places where I dare not go. The idea for the painting came from the canoes I saw in Lake District, England.
Previous Sketchbook Pages
On the sewing side, I am continuing to finish a few WIP-s. This mini is almost finished, only the binding needs to be stitched on. I enjoy hand stitching the binding, so hopefully, now that things have settled down here a little, I will be able to work on it while listening to a favourite story.
I am glad to have these distractions given the current situation everywhere. Hopefully you are able to enjoy a bit of creative time too.
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