Sunday, March 18, 2012

Painting skies and skies in artists paintings

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The Guardian have done an article on skies in art with some great paintings mentioned - here.

So I thought I'd trawl through some of my sketches of skies ................


Dawn at Sennen Cove, coloured pencil in moleskine sketchbook


charcoal
watercolour
coloured pencil
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charcoal and coloured pencil
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photo, early morning

water soluble brush pen

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oil

charcoal

coloured pencil

watercolour

We do have such lovely changeable skies and they are fascinating to try to catch - in whatever medium :>)  Done sitting on cliff tops, in the countryside, on the back of the car as it opens flat  ..... very comfortable when sketching alone if I can park with a good view.  Getting out there and looking is essential to understand the layers, the colours, the way light shines through from behind ............

And - if anyone is interested in the jewellery I've been designing and making, I'm beginning to put it on Etsy in my shop

These are some yet to be listed




4 comments:

Laura said...

Love seeing all of these together. Your range is so inspiring. How many times have I said that? I'll no doubt say it a few more times before it's all over;D.

Margo said...

What a varied gallery of skies. You are a wonder Vivian!

vivien said...

Laura and Margo - thank you :>)

Doing this made me decide to do a photographic skies project and revitalise my neglected photography blog.

I'll sketch skies as well - but aim to look at the different clouds and colours of times of day/seasons.

Bridget Hunter said...

Well worth the 'trawling". Wonderful observation