It will be a while before I start any finished paintings from them as I want to do more sketching and finished paintings plein air before I start this. It will be more abstracted, playing a little with perspective and I need more knowledge of what is happening at ground level - the colours and textures and contours and details - before I start a large canvas from these.
Most of these are in mechanical pencil but the one below is a mixture of oil pastel and coloured pencil - It was going to be watercolour over the oil pastels scribbles but then I decided to experiment with coloured pencil along with them. I quite like this composition with its 5 bridges packed into such a small area and criss crossing of paths and tracks. There are interlocking arrow shapes and Z shapes that hold it together nicely, all locked around the Victorian canal brisdge. Also it's the best view of the packhorse bridge.
I looked at Frog Island too - I don't know yet if this will lead to an aerial view canvas - may/may not :)
My youngest daughter is here for the weekend as it's her birthday today - she's still fast asleep so I have a bit of time to do some updating here :) . Eldest daughter and husband are coming over so we all have lunch together and they'll stay until tomorrow.
The coming week is going to be hectic as I have to get stuff ready for the exhibition, send out invitations and get organised - so there won't be much painting going on :(
I'm hoping to go back to Aylestone with Ros on Friday, preferably with oil paints - I really want to get some painting done there.